31-December-2022 - 6.53.0

The PMD team is pleased to announce PMD 6.53.0.

This is a minor release.

New and noteworthy

Modified rules

  • The Java rule UnusedPrivateField has a new property reportForAnnotations. This is a list of fully qualified names of the annotation types that should be reported anyway. If an unused field has any of these annotations, then it is reported. If it has any other annotation, then it is still considered to be used and is not reported.

Deprecated rules

Fixed Issues

  • core
    • #4248: [core] Can’t analyze sources in zip files
  • apex-security
    • #4146: [apex] ApexCRUDViolation: Recognize User Mode in SOQL + DML
  • java
    • #4266: [java] PMD fails to process a record with lambda in compact constructor
  • java-bestpractices
    • #4166: [java] UnusedPrivateField doesn’t find annotated unused private fields anymore
    • #4250: [java] WhileLoopWithLiteralBoolean - false negative with complex expressions still occurs in PMD 6.52.0
  • java-design
    • #2127: [java] Deprecate rules ExcessiveClassLength and ExcessiveMethodLength
  • java-errorprone
    • #4164: [java][doc] AvoidAssertAsIdentifier and AvoidEnumAsIdentifier - clarify use case
  • java-multithreading
    • #4210: [java] DoNotUseThreads report duplicate warnings

API Changes

Deprecated APIs

For removal

These classes / APIs have been deprecated and will be removed with PMD 7.0.0.

External Contributions

  • #4244: [apex] ApexCRUDViolation: user mode and system mode with test cases added - Tarush Singh (@Tarush-Singh35)
  • #4274: [java] Fix finding lambda scope in record compact constructor - kdebski85 (@kdebski85)


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