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Negated conditional expression

Reports conditional expressions which are negated with a prefix expression, as such constructions may be confusing.

There is a fix that propagates the outer negation to both branches.


!(i == 1 ? a : b)

After the quick-fix is applied:

i == 1 ? !a : !b

Locating this inspection


Can be used to locate inspection in e.g. Qodana configuration files, where you can quickly enable or disable it, or adjust its settings.

Via Settings dialog

Path to the inspection settings via IntelliJ Platform IDE Settings dialog, when you need to adjust inspection settings directly from your IDE.

Settings or Preferences | Editor | Inspections | Java | Control flow issues


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