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forward-annotation-syntax-error (F722)#

Derived from the Pyflakes linter.

What it does#

Checks for forward annotations that include invalid syntax.

Why is this bad?#

In Python, type annotations can be quoted as strings literals to enable references to types that have not yet been defined, known as "forward references".

However, these quoted annotations must be valid Python expressions. The use of invalid syntax in a quoted annotation won't raise a SyntaxError, but will instead raise an error when type checking is performed.


def foo() -> "/":