This code declares a binding for a common value type without a Qualifier annotation.


The problem

Guice bindings are keyed by a pair of (optional Annotation, Type).

In most cirumstances, one doesn’t need the annotation, as there’s really just one active implementation:

@Inject Office(CoffeeMaker coffeeMaker) {}

However, in other circumstances, you want to bind a simple value (an integer, String, double, etc.). You should use a Qualifier annotation to allow you to get the right Integer back:

@Inject MyWebServer(@HttpPort Integer httpPort) {}

NOTE: Make sure that your annotation has the @Qualifier meta-annotation on it, otherwise injection systems can’t see them. Guice users can optionally use @BindingAnnotation, but Guice also understands @Qualifier.

This works great, but if your integer binding doesn’t include a Qualifier, it just means that you can ask Guice for “the Integer”, and it will give you a value back:

@Inject MyWebServer(Integer httpsPort) {}

To avoid confusion in these circumstances, please use a Qualifier annotation when binding simple value types.


Suppress false positives by adding the suppression annotation @SuppressWarnings("BindingToUnqualifiedCommonType") to the enclosing element.