avoid_returning_null

Group: style

Maturity: stable

Dart SDK: >= 2.0.0 • (Linter v0.1.31)

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AVOID returning null from members whose return type is bool, double, int, or num.

Functions that return primitive types such as bool, double, int, and num are generally expected to return non-nullable values. Thus, returning null where a primitive type was expected can lead to runtime exceptions.

BAD:

bool getBool() => null;
num getNum() => null;
int getInt() => null;
double getDouble() => null;

GOOD:

bool getBool() => false;
num getNum() => -1;
int getInt() => -1;
double getDouble() => -1.0;