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Conditional can be pushed inside branch expression

Reports conditional expressions with then and else branches that are similar enough so that the expression can be moved inside. This action shortens the code.


double g(int a, int b) { return a == b ? Math.cos(0) : Math.cos(1); }

After the quick-fix is applied:

double g(int a, int b) { return Math.cos(a == b ? 0 : 1); }

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

Path to the inspection settings via IntelliJ Platform IDE Settings dialog, when you need to adjust inspection settings directly from your IDE.

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

New in 2017.2

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Conditional can be pushed inside branch expression inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Ignore when conditional will be only argument of a method call

Default: Selected


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