View Source Credo.Check.Readability.ImplTrue (Credo v1.7.5)


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@impl true is a shortform so you don't have to write the actual behaviour that is being implemented. This can make code harder to comprehend.


@impl MyBehaviour
def my_funcion() do
  # ...

NOT preferred

@impl true
def my_funcion() do
  # ...

When implementing behaviour callbacks, @impl true indicates that a function implements a callback, but a more explicit way is to use the actual behaviour being implemented, for example @impl MyBehaviour.

This not only improves readability, but adds extra validation in cases where multiple behaviours are implemented in a single module.

Like all Readability issues, this one is not a technical concern. But you can improve the odds of others reading and liking your code by making it easier to follow.

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