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Rule return_assignment

Local, dynamic and directly referenced variables should not be assigned and directly returned by a function or method.

Examples

Example #1

--- Original
+++ New
 <?php
 function a() {
-    $a = 1;
-    return $a;
+    return 1;
 }

Rule sets

The rule is part of the following rule set:

References

The test class defines officially supported behaviour. Each test case is a part of our backward compatibility promise.