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Overly coupled class

Reports classes that reference too many other classes.

Classes with too high coupling can be very fragile, and should probably be split into smaller classes.

Configure the inspection:

  • Use the Class coupling limit field to specify the maximum allowed coupling for a class.

  • Use the Include couplings to java system classes option to specify whether references to system classes (those in the java.or javax. packages) should be counted.

  • Use the Include couplings to library classes option to specify whether references to any library classes should be counted.

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Overly coupled class inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Class coupling limit

15

Include couplings to java system classes

Not selected

Include couplings to library classes

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