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Feature envy

Reports the Feature Envy code smell. The warning is thrown when a method calls methods on another class three or more times. Calls to library classes, parent classes, contained or containing classes are not counted by this inspection. Feature envy is often an indication of the fact that this functionality is located in a wrong class.


class JobManager { // Warning: this method calls three methods // of the Job class // It would be better to move this chain of // calls to the Job class itself. void performJob(Job job) { job.beforeStart(); job.process(); job.afterProcessing(); } }

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