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Too complex chained comparisons

Reports chained comparisons that can be simplified.


def do_comparison(x): xmin = 10 xmax = 100 if x >= xmin and x <= xmax: pass

The IDE offers to simplify if x >= xmin and x <= xmax. When the quick-fix is applied, the code changes to:

def do_comparison(x): xmin = 10 xmax = 100 if xmin <= x <= xmax: pass

Locating this inspection


Can be used to locate inspection in e.g. Qodana configuration files, where you can quickly enable or disable it, or adjust its settings.

Via Settings dialog

Path to the inspection settings via IntelliJ Platform IDE Settings dialog, when you need to adjust inspection settings directly from your IDE.

Settings or Preferences | Editor | Inspections | Python

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Too complex chained comparisons inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Ignore statements with a constant in the middle

Not selected


By default bundled with

DataSpell 2024.1, IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, PyCharm 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin

Python Community Edition, 241.SNAPSHOT

Last modified: 18 June 2024