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'switch' statement with too low of a branch density

Reports switch statements or expressions with a too low ratio of switch labels to executable statements.

Such switch statements may be confusing and should probably be refactored.

Example:

switch (i) { // one case and 5 executable statements -> 20% density case 1: System.out.println("1"); System.out.println("2"); System.out.println("3"); System.out.println("4"); System.out.println("5"); break; }

Use the Minimum density of branches field to specify the allowed ratio of the switch labels to executable statements.

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the 'switch' statement with too low of a branch density inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Minimum density of branches: %

20

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