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Lambda can be replaced with anonymous class

Reports lambda expressions that can be replaced with anonymous classes.

Expanding lambda expressions to anonymous classes may be useful if you need to implement other methods inside an anonymous class.


s -> System.out.println(s)

After the quick-fix is applied:

new Consumer<String>() { @Override public void accept(String s) { System.out.println(s); } }

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Settings or Preferences | Editor | Inspections | Java | Code style issues

This inspection depends on the Java feature 'Lambda expressions' which is available since Java 8.


By default bundled with

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin

Java, 241.18072

Last modified: 18 June 2024