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Method with multiple return points

Reports methods with too many return points. Methods with too many return points may be confusing, and hard to refactor.


int foo(int a) { if (a > 0) { return a } if (a < 0) return -a return 0 }

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 | Groovy | Method metrics

Use the field provided below to specify the maximum acceptable number of return points a method might have.

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Method with multiple return points inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Return point limit



By default bundled with

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin

Groovy, 241.18072

Last modified: 18 June 2024