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Confusing 'main()' method

Reports methods that are named "main", but do not have the public static void main(String[]) signature. Additionally main methods located in anonymous or local classes are reported. Anonymous and local classes do not have a fully qualified name and thus can't be run.

Such methods may be confusing, as methods named "main" are expected to be application entry points.


class Main { void main(String[] args) {} // warning here because there are no "public static" modifiers }

A quick-fix that renames such methods is available only in the editor.

Inspection Details

Available in:

IntelliJ IDEA 2023.3, Qodana for JVM 2023.3


Java, 233.SNAPSHOT

Last modified: 13 July 2023