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Class references one of its subclasses

Reports classes which contain references to one of their subclasses. Such references may be confusing and violate several rules of object-oriented design.


class Entity { // Warning: the class references its subclass void compare(SimpleEntity entity) { ... } } class SimpleEntity extends Entity { ... }

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Java, 241.16690

Last modified: 29 April 2024