bad-classmethod-argument / C0202ΒΆ

Message emitted:

Class method %s should have %s as first argument


Used when a class method has a first argument named differently than the value specified in valid-classmethod-first-arg option (default to "cls"), recommended to easily differentiate them from regular instance methods.

Problematic code:

class Klass:
    def get_instance(self):  # [bad-classmethod-argument]
        return self()

Correct code:

class Klass:
    def get_instance(cls):
        return cls()

Created by the classes checker.