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Implied locale in date format

Implied locale in date format

Almost all callers should use getDateInstance(), getDateTimeInstance(), or getTimeInstance() to get a ready-made instance of SimpleDateFormat suitable for the user's locale. The main reason you'd create an instance this class directly is because you need to format/parse a specific machine-readable format, in which case you almost certainly want to explicitly ask for US to ensure that you get ASCII digits (rather than, say, Arabic digits).

Therefore, you should either use the form of the SimpleDateFormat constructor where you pass in an explicit locale, such as Locale.US, or use one of the get instance methods, or suppress this error if really know what you are doing.

Issue id: SimpleDateFormat

Inspection Details

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IntelliJ IDEA 2023.3, Qodana for Android 2023.3, Qodana for JVM 2023.3


Android, 2022.3.1 Beta 2

Last modified: 13 July 2023