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Overly large initializer for array of primitive type

Reports array initializer expressions for primitive arrays that contain too many elements. Such initializers may result in overly large class files because code must be generated to initialize each array element. In memory or bandwidth constrained environments, it may be more efficient to load large arrays of primitives from resource files.

This inspection is intended for Java ME and other highly resource constrained environments. Applying the results of this inspection without consideration might have negative effects on code clarity and design.

Use the option to specify the maximum number of elements to allow in primitive array initializers.

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Maximum number of elements



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Available in:

IntelliJ IDEA 2023.3, Qodana for JVM 2023.3


Java, 233.SNAPSHOT

Last modified: 13 July 2023