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'protected' visibility is effectively 'private' in a final class

Reports protected visibility used inside of a final class. In such cases protected members are accessible only in the class itself, so they are effectively private.

Example:

class FinalClass { protected fun foo() {} }

After the quick-fix is applied:

class FinalClass { private fun foo() {} }

Inspection Details

By default bundled with:

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin:

Kotlin, 241.16690-IJ

Last modified: 29 April 2024