Avoid useless overriding method

Why you should care

Overring methods is a very powerfull way of factoring the code and produce complete fonctionnalities. However useless overriding methods can be a problem for the simplicity of the source code.

How we detect

CAST Highlight counts one occurrence each time a method only call its parent classes’s method with the same name and arguments.


class FooBar {
    public function __construct($a, $b) {
        parent::__construct($a, $b);


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About CAST and Highlight’s Code Insights

Over the last 25 years, CAST has leveraged unique knowledge on software quality measurement by analyzing thousands of applications and billions of lines of code. Based on this experience and community standards on programming best practices, Highlight implements hundreds of code insights across 15+ technologies to calculate health factors of a software.