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__init__ method that returns a value

Reports occurrences of return statements with a return value inside __init__ methods of classes.


class Sum: def __init__(self, a, b): self.a = a self.b = b self.sum = a + b return self.sum

A constructor should not return any value. The __init__ method should only initialize the values of instance members for news objects.

As a quick-fix, the IDE offers to remove the return statement.

Inspection Details

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: 29 April 2024