Code Inspection: Inconsistent return points
Reports inconsistencies in function/method exit points.
The following types of inconsistencies are reported:
The function/method contains the
returnstatements both with and without arguments.
The function/method may return a value or otherwise end its execution without returning anything.
Technically these are not errors, but practically they usually indicate a programming mistake.
In the following example, the
inconsistentReturnPoints function's behavior is inconsistent: it will either return
1 or will not return anything.