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Class directly extends 'Throwable'

Reports classes that directly extend java.lang.Throwable.

Extending java.lang.Throwable directly is generally considered bad practice. It is usually enough to extend java.lang.RuntimeException, java.lang.Exception, or - in special cases - java.lang.Error.


class EnigmaThrowable extends Throwable {} // warning: Class 'EnigmaThrowable' directly extends 'java.lang.Throwable'

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 | Error handling


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