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Unused local symbols

Reports local variables, parameters, and functions that are locally defined, but not used name in a function.

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 Unused local symbols inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Ignore variables used in tuple unpacking

Default: Selected

Ignore lambda parameters

Default: Selected

Ignore range iteration variables

Default: Selected

Ignore variables starting with '_'

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