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Assertion can be replaced with 'if' statement

Reports assert statements and suggests replacing them with if statements that throw java.lang.AssertionError.


assert param != null;

After the quick-fix is applied:

if (param == null) throw new AssertionError();

Locating this inspection


Can be used to locate inspection in e.g. Qodana configuration files, where you can quickly enable or disable it, or adjust its settings.

Via Settings dialog

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Settings or Preferences | Editor | Inspections | Java | Control flow issues

This inspection depends on the Java feature 'Assertions' which is available since Java 4.


By default bundled with

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin

Java, 241.18072

Last modified: 18 June 2024