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Static method referenced via subclass

Reports static method calls where the call is qualified by a subclass of the declaring class, rather than by the declaring class itself.

Java allows such qualification for classes, but such calls may indicate a subtle confusion of inheritance and overriding.


class Parent { public static void print(String str) {} } class Child extends Parent {} Child.print("Hello, world!");

After the quick-fix is applied:

Parent.print("Hello, world!");

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Java, 233.SNAPSHOT

Last modified: 13 July 2023