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Missing type hinting for function definition

Reports missing type hints for function declaration in one of the two formats: parameter annotations or a type comment.

Select the Only when types are known checkbox if you want the inspection check the types collected from runtime or inferred.

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 Missing type hinting for function definition inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Only when types are known (collected from run-time or inferred)

Default: 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