do not return outside a function

Metadata

ID: python-best-practices/return-outside-function

Language: Python

Severity: Notice

Category: Best Practices

Description

All return statements must be within a function. Putting a return statement outside of a function may have unexpected behaviors (such as exiting the program early).

Non-Compliant Code Examples

class Foo:
    return 1  # return must be done within a function
def foo():
    return "bar"

return "bar"  # return must be done within a function

Compliant Code Examples

def foobar()
    return 2