View Source Credo.Check.Warning.UnusedFileOperation (Credo v1.7.5)


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This check has a base priority of high and works with any version of Elixir.


The result of a call to the File module's functions has to be used.

While this is correct ...

def read_from_cwd(filename) do
  # TODO: use Path.join/2
  filename = File.cwd!() <> "/" <> filename

... we forgot to save the result in this example:

def read_from_cwd(filename) do
  File.cwd!() <> "/" <> filename

Since Elixir variables are immutable, many File operations don't work on the variable you pass in, but return a new variable which has to be used somehow.

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