PMD 6.28.0 released

26 September 2020

26-September-2020 - 6.28.0

The PMD team is pleased to announce PMD 6.28.0.

This is a minor release.

Table Of Contents

New and noteworthy

CPD’s AnyTokenizer has been improved

The AnyTokenizer is used for languages, that don’t have an own lexer/grammar based tokenizer. AnyTokenizer now handles string literals and end-of-line comments. Fortran, Perl and Ruby have been updated to use AnyTokenizer instead of their old custom tokenizer based on AbstractTokenizer. See #2758 for details.

AbstractTokenizer and the custom tokenizers of Fortran, Perl and Ruby are deprecated now.

Fixed Issues

  • cpd
    • #2758: [cpd] Improve AnyTokenizer
    • #2760: [cpd] AnyTokenizer doesn’t count columns correctly
  • apex-security
    • #2774: [apex] ApexSharingViolations does not correlate sharing settings with class that contains data access
  • java
    • #2738: [java] Custom rule with @ExhaustiveEnumSwitch throws NPE
    • #2755: [java] [6.27.0] Exception applying rule CloseResource on file … java.lang.NullPointerException
    • #2756: [java] TypeTestUtil fails with NPE for anonymous class
    • #2767: [java] IndexOutOfBoundsException when parsing an initializer BlockStatement
    • #2783: [java] Error while parsing with lambda of custom interface
  • java-bestpractices
    • #2759: [java] False positive in UnusedAssignment
  • java-design
    • #2708: [java] False positive FinalFieldCouldBeStatic when using lombok Builder.Default

API Changes

Deprecated API

For removal

External Contributions

  • #2735: [ci] Add github actions for a fast view of pr succeed/not - XenoAmess
  • #2747: [java] Don’t trigger FinalFieldCouldBeStatic when field is annotated with lombok @Builder.Default - Ollie Abbey
  • #2773: [java] issue-2738: Adding null check to avoid npe when switch case is default - Nimit Patel
  • #2789: Add badge for reproducible build - Dan Rollo
  • #2791: [apex] Analyze inner classes for sharing violations - Jeff Bartolotta


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  • 24 closed tickets & PRs
  • Days since last release: 25