Explicit return in __init__ is Unproductive

Software ResiliencyCode Reliability

Explicit return in __init__ is Unproductive

This code insight counts one violation each time a return statement is encountered in a __init__ method.


Why you should care

__init__ is a special Python method that is automatically called when memory is allocated for a new object. The sole purpose of __init__ is to initialize the values of instance members for the new object. Using __init__ to return a value implies that a program is using __init__ to do something other than initialize the object. This logic should be moved to another instance method and called by the program later, after initialization.

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