Group: style

Maturity: stable

Dart SDK: >= 2.0.0 • (Linter v0.1.4)

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From the style guide for the flutter repo:

DO specify type annotations.

Avoid var when specifying that a type is unknown and short-hands that elide type annotations. Use dynamic if you are being explicit that the type is unknown. Use Object if you are being explicit that you want an object that implements == and hashCode.


var foo = 10;
final bar = Bar();
const quux = 20;


int foo = 10;
final Bar bar = Bar();
String baz = 'hello';
const int quux = 20;

NOTE: Using the the @optionalTypeArgs annotation in the meta package, API authors can special-case type variables whose type needs to by dynamic but whose declaration should be treated as optional. For example, suppose you have a Key object whose type parameter you'd like to treat as optional. Using the @optionalTypeArgs would look like this:

import 'package:meta/meta.dart';

class Key<T> {

main() {
  Key s = Key(); // OK!

Incompatible with: avoid_types_on_closure_parameters, omit_local_variable_types.


To enable the always_specify_types lint, add always_specify_types under linter > rules in your analysis_options.yaml file:

    - always_specify_types