parameter_assignments

Group: style

Maturity: stable

Linter v0.1.27

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DON'T assign new values to parameters of methods or functions.

Assigning new values to parameters is generally a bad practice unless an operator such as ??= is used. Otherwise, arbitrarily reassigning parameters is usually a mistake.

BAD:

void badFunction(int parameter) { // LINT
  parameter = 4;
}

BAD:

void badFunction(int required, {int optional: 42}) { // LINT
  optional ??= 8;
}

BAD:

void badFunctionPositional(int required, [int optional = 42]) { // LINT
  optional ??= 8;
}

BAD:

class A {
    void badMethod(int parameter) { // LINT
    parameter = 4;
  }
}

GOOD:

void ok(String parameter) {
  print(parameter);
}

GOOD:

void actuallyGood(int required, {int optional}) { // OK
  optional ??= ...;
}

GOOD:

void actuallyGoodPositional(int required, [int optional]) { // OK
  optional ??= ...;
}

GOOD:

class A {
  void ok(String parameter) {
    print(parameter);
  }
}