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Invalid call to protected/private method

Reports invalid calls to protected/private methods.

You can call a protected method using an implicit or explicit receiver of the correct type.

You can call a private method only with an implicit receiver (except for self setter methods, for example,

You can call both protected and private methods only from the context of a method handler.

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 | Ruby | Probable bugs


By default bundled with

Qodana for Ruby 2024.1, RubyMine 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin

Ruby, 241.SNAPSHOT

Last modified: 18 June 2024