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Redundant type conversion

Reports type conversions that may be omitted.


var s = string("hello")

The "hello" value is the string type already, the additional conversion to string is redundant. To remove the conversion, consider using the Delete conversion quick-fix.

After the quick-fix is applied:

var s = "hello"

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 | Declaration redundancy

Sometimes conversion of a floating expression to a floating type can be intentional (refer to this issue as an example). In such cases, the IDE issues a warning about a possibly redundant conversion.


By default bundled with

GoLand 2024.1, Qodana for Go 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin


Last modified: 18 June 2024