Value should not be assigned to LHS which is not a reference

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This rule applies when value is assigned to the left-hand side (or LHS) which is not a reference.

In this case, a ReferenceError exception is thrown.

Noncompliant Code Example

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if (f() = 42) { // NON_REFERENCE_LHS alarm

Compliant Code Example

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if (f() === 42) {


This rule was introduced in DeepScan 1.0.0-alpha.

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