Using “is” for anything but singleton can increase costs
Count one violation each time one of the operand of is (or is not) is not None, True or False.
Why you should care
is. Most prominently it is used to check whether an variable points to
None. But the operator can examine any kind of identity. This often leads to confusion because equality of two different objects will return
forgiveness : As some exception can be tolerated, a few percentage of “is” for checking identity of two objects other than singleton should be allowed in the model.
It is recommended to avoid these in order to ensure the code is more readable and cost effective.
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