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Empty 'else' block

Reports empty else blocks. While occasionally intentional, empty else blocks usually indicate coding errors and can make debugging difficult.

Use the Ignore 'else' blocks with comments checkbox to define whether else blocks containing only comments count.

Inspired by 'Ruby Style Guide'

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 | Ruby | Probable bugs

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Empty 'else' block inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Ignore 'else' blocks with comments

Default: Selected


By default bundled with

Qodana for Ruby 2024.1, RubyMine 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin

Ruby, 241.SNAPSHOT

Last modified: 18 June 2024