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Function start has a Cognitive Complexity of 13 (exceeds 10 allowed). Consider refactoring.

    def start(self, remote, branch, depth, tracking):
        """Start new branch in repository

        :param str remote: Remote name
        :param str branch: Local branch name to create
Severity: Minor
Found in src/clowder/git/project_repo.py - About 45 mins to fix

Cognitive Complexity

Cognitive Complexity is a measure of how difficult a unit of code is to intuitively understand. Unlike Cyclomatic Complexity, which determines how difficult your code will be to test, Cognitive Complexity tells you how difficult your code will be to read and comprehend.

A method's cognitive complexity is based on a few simple rules:

  • Code is not considered more complex when it uses shorthand that the language provides for collapsing multiple statements into one
  • Code is considered more complex for each "break in the linear flow of the code"
  • Code is considered more complex when "flow breaking structures are nested"

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