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Function shortcut has a Cognitive Complexity of 40 (exceeds 5 allowed). Consider refactoring.

def shortcut(request, content_type_id, object_id):
    Redirect to an object's page based on a content-type ID and an object ID.
    # Look up the object, making sure it's got a get_absolute_url() function.
Severity: Minor
Found in django/contrib/contenttypes/ - About 6 hrs 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"

Further reading

Avoid deeply nested control flow statements.

                    if site is not None:
                        object_domain = site.domain

    # If all that malarkey found an object domain, use it. Otherwise, fall back
Severity: Major
Found in django/contrib/contenttypes/ - About 45 mins to fix

    Similar blocks of code found in 2 locations. Consider refactoring.

            if not content_type.model_class():
                raise Http404(
                    _("Content type %(ct_id)s object has no associated model") %
                    {'ct_id': content_type_id}
    Severity: Minor
    Found in django/contrib/contenttypes/ and 1 other location - About 35 mins to fix
    django/views/ on lines 41..42

    Duplicated Code

    Duplicated code can lead to software that is hard to understand and difficult to change. The Don't Repeat Yourself (DRY) principle states:

    Every piece of knowledge must have a single, unambiguous, authoritative representation within a system.

    When you violate DRY, bugs and maintenance problems are sure to follow. Duplicated code has a tendency to both continue to replicate and also to diverge (leaving bugs as two similar implementations differ in subtle ways).


    This issue has a mass of 33.

    We set useful threshold defaults for the languages we support but you may want to adjust these settings based on your project guidelines.

    The threshold configuration represents the minimum mass a code block must have to be analyzed for duplication. The lower the threshold, the more fine-grained the comparison.

    If the engine is too easily reporting duplication, try raising the threshold. If you suspect that the engine isn't catching enough duplication, try lowering the threshold. The best setting tends to differ from language to language.

    See codeclimate-duplication's documentation for more information about tuning the mass threshold in your .codeclimate.yml.


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