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Static field used before initialization

Reports static variables that are read before initialization.

The inspection ignores equality checks with null.


class Foo { public static int bar; public static void main(String[] args) { System.out.println(bar); } }

Note that this inspection uses a very conservative dataflow algorithm and may incorrectly report static variables as uninitialized. Variables reported as initialized will always be initialized.

Use the Ignore primitive fields option to ignore uninitialized primitive fields.

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Static field used before initialization inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Ignore primitive fields

Not selected

Inspection Details

By default bundled with:

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin:

Java, 241.16690

Last modified: 29 April 2024