Derived from the flake8-simplify linter.
Fix is sometimes available.
What it does#
Checks for conditions that position a constant on the left-hand side of the comparison operator, rather than the right-hand side.
Why is this bad?#
These conditions (sometimes referred to as "Yoda conditions") are less readable than conditions that place the variable on the left-hand side of the comparison operator.
In some languages, Yoda conditions are used to prevent accidental
assignment in conditions (i.e., accidental uses of the
instead of the
== operator). However, Python does not allow assignments
in conditions unless using the
:= operator, so Yoda conditions provide
no benefit in this regard.