Sergii Sergii - 3 years ago 71
Java Question

Java. Which @Nullable should I use to mark return value with one?

My java method can return

null
and non null results. I want mark method with
@Nullable
annotation to make it more readable.

I used
com.sun.istack.internal.Nullable
but sonar says Classes from "sun.*" packages should not be used. Code smell Major squid:S1191.

I try to find more similar annotations, but there are variants from different IDE, not from java vendor.

Does java (oracle) provides alternatives for nullable annotation or I should use third party libraries only? If I have to use third party library to have an
@Nullable
which one should be good?

Answer Source

Well, I think for Sonar you could use edu.umd.cs.findbugs.annotations.*, which are deprecated and advise you to use javax.annotation.Nullable.

I mainly use the Jetbrains ones, https://www.jetbrains.com/help/idea/nullable-and-notnull-annotations.html, but my main goal is the analysis in IntelliJ.

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