Local variables can slow Innovation

InnovationSoftware EleganceCode Complexity

Local variables can slow Innovation

This code insight shows that Option 2 should be implemented in Highlight.

option 1:

Count one violation each time a function a more than <TBD> local variables.

options 2:

Compute the average : total number of global variables compared to total number of functions/methods in the whole file.




Why you should care

Implementing local variables in python can make code more complex.

Business Impacts



CAST recommendations

Reduce the total number of parameters by subdividing your functions into more specialized and granular artifacts.



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