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Mypy ignores type annotation in assignment to square bracket target list #4340

elazarg opened this Issue Dec 11, 2017 · 2 comments


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elazarg commented Dec 11, 2017

from typing import Tuple, List
(x1, y1) = (1, 2)  # type: Tuple[str, int]  # E: Incompatible types in assignment (expression has type "int", variable has type "str")
[x2, y2] = (1, 2)  # type: Tuple[str, int]  # no error - bad
reveal_type(x2)  # E: Revealed type is '' - bad

Since the notation [x1, y1] is just another syntax for target list, the above notation should work. But even if they shouldn't, mypy should at least warn about mismatched notation.

IMHO mypy should not differentiate at all between the cases after parsing - there should be only TupleTypeTupleExpr for lvalues.


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gvanrossum commented Dec 11, 2017

Agreed. It looks as if in this case it ignored the second # type: annotation?


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elazarg commented Dec 11, 2017

Yes - you can put any valid type there, not only Tuple.

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