Finds unused function parameters. Unused parameters may signify a bug in the code (e.g. when a different parameter is used instead). The suggested fixes either comment parameter name out or remove the parameter completely, if all callers of the function are in the same translation unit and can be updated.

The check is similar to the -Wunused-parameter compiler diagnostic and can be used to prepare a codebase to enabling of that diagnostic. By default the check is more permissive (see StrictMode).

void a(int i) { /*some code that doesn't use `i`*/ }

// becomes

void a(int  /*i*/) { /*some code that doesn't use `i`*/ }
static void staticFunctionA(int i);
static void staticFunctionA(int i) { /*some code that doesn't use `i`*/ }

// becomes

static void staticFunctionA()
static void staticFunctionA() { /*some code that doesn't use `i`*/ }



When false (default value), the check will ignore trivially unused parameters, i.e. when the corresponding function has an empty body (and in case of constructors - no constructor initializers). When the function body is empty, an unused parameter is unlikely to be unnoticed by a human reader, and there’s basically no place for a bug to hide.