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'lateinit var' property overrides 'lateinit var' property

Reports lateinit var properties that override other lateinit var properties.

A subclass instance will have two fields for a single property, and the one from the superclass will remain effectively unused.


open class BaseClass { open lateinit var name: String } class RealClass : BaseClass() { override lateinit var name: String }

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By default bundled with

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin

Kotlin, 241.18072-IJ

Last modified: 18 June 2024