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yield-in-init (PLE0100)#

Derived from the Pylint linter.

What it does#

Checks for __init__ methods that are turned into generators by the inclusion of yield or yield from expressions.

Why is this bad?#

The __init__ method is the constructor for a given Python class, responsible for initializing, rather than creating, new objects.

The __init__ method has to return None. By including a yield or yield from expression in an __init__, the method will return a generator object when called at runtime, resulting in a runtime error.


class InitIsGenerator:
    def __init__(self, i):
        yield i