Multiline Conditional Expressions should be avoided

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Multiline Conditional Expressions should be avoided

This code insight counts one violation each time a multiline conditional expression is encountered.


x = 1 if cond
else 2


x = 1 if cond else 2


Why you should care

Conditional expressions are mechanisms that provide a shorter syntax for if statements. For example: x = 1 if cond else 2.

May be harder to read than an if statement. The condition may be difficult to locate if the expression is long.

Okay to use for one-liners. In other cases prefer to use a complete if statement.

Business Impacts

It is recommended to avoid these in order to ensure the code is more readable and cost effective.


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