I have performed a brief study of the current findbugs exclusions file. At present there are 1094 exclusions covering 101 distinct exclusions types. Of these types, half (~50) have 3 or fewer exclusions.
I plan to start cleaning up these exclusions by first fixing all types having 10 or fewer exclusions. This will leave approximately 25 types of exclusions to handle in a second fix pass. Eventually, I will identify in the exclusions file all exclusion types that should not be permitted to be added, i.e., that must be fixed. I expect that some exclusion types will remain, such as: - BC_UNCONFIRMED_CAST - EI_EXPOSE_REP - EI_EXPOSE_REP2 - PZLA_PREFER_ZERO_LENGTH_ARRAYS - UWF_FIELD_NOT_INITIALIZED_IN_CONSTRUCTOR Those that remain (and added in the future) should be subject to an explicit design choice, and not merely to silence a warning. Once I sort this out, I will ask for a vote on enabling findbugs in nightly builds.