omit_local_variable_types

Group: style

Maturity: stable

Dart SDK: >= 2.0.0 • (Linter v0.1.30)

Since info is static, may be stale
has-fix

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DON'T redundantly type annotate initialized local variables.

Local variables, especially in modern code where functions tend to be small, have very little scope. Omitting the type focuses the reader's attention on the more important name of the variable and its initialized value.

BAD:

List<List<Ingredient>> possibleDesserts(Set<Ingredient> pantry) {
  List<List<Ingredient>> desserts = <List<Ingredient>>[];
  for (final List<Ingredient> recipe in cookbook) {
    if (pantry.containsAll(recipe)) {
      desserts.add(recipe);
    }
  }

  return desserts;
}

GOOD:

List<List<Ingredient>> possibleDesserts(Set<Ingredient> pantry) {
  var desserts = <List<Ingredient>>[];
  for (final recipe in cookbook) {
    if (pantry.containsAll(recipe)) {
      desserts.add(recipe);
    }
  }

  return desserts;
}

Sometimes the inferred type is not the type you want the variable to have. For example, you may intend to assign values of other types later. In that case, annotate the variable with the type you want.

GOOD:

Widget build(BuildContext context) {
  [!Widget!] result = Text('You won!');
  if (applyPadding) {
    result = Padding(padding: EdgeInsets.all(8.0), child: result);
  }
  return result;
}

Incompatible with: always_specify_types.