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Overly coupled method

Reports methods that reference too many other classes. Methods with too high coupling can be very fragile and should be probably split into smaller methods.

Each referenced class is counted only once no matter how many times it is referenced.

Configure the inspection:

  • Use the Method coupling limit field to specify the maximum allowed coupling for a method.

  • Use the Include couplings to java system classes option to count references to classes from javaor javax packages.

  • Use the Include couplings to library classes option to count references to third-party library classes.

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Overly coupled method inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Method coupling limit

10

Include couplings to java system classes

Not selected

Include couplings to library classes

Not selected

Inspection Details

By default bundled with:

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin:

Java, 241.16690

Last modified: 29 April 2024