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Constant conditions

Reports non-trivial conditions and values that are statically known to be always true, false, null or zero. While sometimes intended, often this is a sign of logical error in the program. Additionally, reports never reachable when branches and some expressions that are statically known to fail always.


fun process(x: Int?) { val isNull = x == null if (!isNull) { if (x != null) {} // condition is always true require(x!! < 0 && x > 10) // condition is always false } else { println(x!!) // !! operator will always fail } } fun process(v: Any) { when(v) { is CharSequence -> println(v as Int) // cast will always fail is String -> println(v) // branch is unreachable } }

Uncheck the "Warn when constant is stored in variable" option to avoid reporting of variables having constant values not in conditions.

New in 2021.3

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Warn when constant is stored in variable



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IntelliJ IDEA 2023.3, Qodana for JVM 2023.3


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Last modified: 13 July 2023