Avoid self-assigned variables

Why you should care

There is no reason to re-assign a variable to itself. Either this statement is redundant and should be removed, or the re-assignment is a mistake and some other value or variable was intended for the assignment instead.

How we detect

This Code Insight counts one occurrence each time a variable is re-assigned to itself.

Bad Code

func (user *User) rename(name string) {
name = name // Noncompliant

Good Code 

func (user *User) rename(name string) {
user.name = name



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