Mismatch in multiple assignment¶
ID: py/mismatched-multiple-assignment Kind: problem Severity: error Precision: very-high Tags: - reliability - correctness - types Query suites: - python-security-and-quality.qls
An assignment statement evaluates a sequence expression and assigns each item of the sequence to one of the variables on the left. If there is a mismatch between the number of variables on the left and the values in the sequence on the right of the statement, then an exception is raised at runtime.
Ensure that the number of variables on either side of the assignment match.
The following examples show a simple definition of the Fibonacci series. In the first example, one of the values in the assignment has been duplicated, causing an exception at runtime.
# Fibonacci series 1: # the sum of two elements defines the next a, b = 0, 1, 1 # Assignment fails: accidentally put three values on right while b < 10: print b a, b = b, a+b # Fibonacci series 2: # the sum of two elements defines the next a, b = 0, 1 # Assignment succeeds: two variables on left and two values on right while b < 10: print b a, b = b, a+b