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Unnecessary 'return' statement

Reports return statements at the end of constructors and methods returning void. These statements are redundant and may be safely removed.

This inspection does not report in JSP files.


void message() { System.out.println("Hello World"); return; }

After the quick-fix is applied:

void message() { System.out.println("Hello World"); }

Use the Ignore in then branch of 'if' statement with 'else' branch option to ignore return statements in the then branch of if statements which also have an else branch.

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Unnecessary 'return' statement inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Ignore in then branch of 'if' statement with 'else' branch

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