do not assign to itself

Metadata

ID: python-best-practices/self-assignment

Language: Python

Severity: Notice

Category: Best Practices

Description

Do not assign a value to itself. Instead, assign the value to a different variable to make the data flow clear to read and understand.

Non-Compliant Code Examples

def foo():
	bar = bar  # avoid self assignment

Compliant Code Examples

def foo():
	bar = baz