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Call to simple getter from within class

Reports calls to a simple property getter from within the property's class.

A simple property getter is defined as one which simply returns the value of a field, and does no other calculations. Such simple getter calls can be safely inlined using the quick-fix. Some coding standards also suggest against the use of simple getters for code clarity reasons.

Example:

public class Salient { private String name; public String getName() { return name; } @Override public String toString() { return getName(); } }

After the quick-fix is applied:

public class Salient { private String name; public String getName() { return name; } @Override public String toString() { return name; } }

Use the following options to configure the inspection:

  • Whether to only report getter calls on this, not on objects of the same type passed in as a parameter.

  • Whether to ignore non-private getters.

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Call to simple getter from within class inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Ignore getter calls on other objects

Not selected

Only report when getter is 'private'

Not selected

Inspection Details

By default bundled with:

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin:

Java, 241.16690

Last modified: 29 April 2024