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Unused return value of a function with lambda expression body

Reports calls with an unused return value when the called function returns a lambda from an expression body.

If there is = between function header and body block, code from the function will not be evaluated which can lead to incorrect behavior.

Remove = token from function declaration can be used to amend the code automatically.


fun printHello() = { println("Hello") } fun main() { printHello() // This function doesn't print anything }

After the quick-fix is applied:

fun printHello() { println("Hello") } fun main() { printHello() }

Locating this inspection


Can be used to locate inspection in e.g. Qodana configuration files, where you can quickly enable or disable it, or adjust its settings.

Via Settings dialog

Path to the inspection settings via IntelliJ Platform IDE Settings dialog, when you need to adjust inspection settings directly from your IDE.

Settings or Preferences | Editor | Inspections | Kotlin | Probable bugs


By default bundled with

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin

Kotlin, 241.18072-IJ

Last modified: 18 June 2024