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Unused unary operator

Reports unary operators for number types on unused expressions.

Unary operators break previous expression if they are used without braces. As a result, mathematical expressions spanning multi lines can be misleading.


fun main() { val result = 1 + 2 * 3 + 3 // <== note that '+ 3' doesn't belong to the 'result' variable, it is unused println("Result = $result") // The result is '7' and not '10' as it might be expected }

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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