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Usage of 'interface{}' as a type

Reports usages of the empty interface as a type or type constraint.

The empty interface denotes the set of all types. Go 1.18 introduced the more explicit alias any for interface{}, which is equivalent to interface{} in all ways.

The inspection is triggered for any usage of an empty interface as a type or type constraint. Aliases of the empty interface and interfaces that exclusively embed other empty interfaces do not trigger the inspection.

Consider using the more explicit alias any instead.

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 | Go | General


By default bundled with

GoLand 2024.1, Qodana for Go 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin


Last modified: 18 June 2024