Method always returns the same value
Reports methods and method hierarchies that always return the same constant.
The inspection works differently in batch-mode (from Code | Inspect Code or Code | Analyze Code | Run Inspection by Name) and on-the-fly in the editor:
In batch-mode, the inspection reports methods and method hierarchies that always return the same constant.
In the editor, the inspection only reports methods that have more than one
returnstatement, do not have super methods, and cannot be overridden. If a method overrides or implements a method, a contract may require it to return a specific constant, but at the same time, we may want to have several exit points. If a method can be overridden, it is possible that a different value will be returned in subclasses.
IntelliJ IDEA 2023.3, Qodana for JVM 2023.3