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Method name same as class name

Reports methods that are named identically to their class. While such naming is allowed by the Java language, by convention it is reserved for defining constructors. Using it for methods is probably a mistake or bad practice.


class MyClass { int val; // Method MyClass named identically to its containing class. // Likely, 'void' was added by mistake. void MyClass(int val) { this.val = val; } }

When appropriate, a quick-fix converts the method to a constructor:

class MyClass { int val; MyClass(int val) { this.val = val; } }

Another quick-fix renames the method.

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IntelliJ IDEA 2023.3, Qodana for JVM 2023.3


Java, 233.SNAPSHOT

Last modified: 13 July 2023