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Summary: Line too long

Category: Style


Excessive line length.


Rego does not have many nested constructs, and long lines of code are thus almost never needed. If you find yourself close to the maximum line length, consider refactoring your policy.

The default maximum line length is 120 characters.


On a few rare occasions, a single word — like a really long URL in a metadata annotation — can't possibly be made any shorter. Using an ignore directive isn't an option in that context, and ignoring the whole file is rarely what you'll want. The non-breakable-word-threshold configuration option allows defining a threshold length for when a single word should be considered so long that the line length rule should ignore the line entirely.

Configuration Options

This linter rule provides the following configuration options:

# one of "error", "warning", "ignore"
level: error
# maximum line length
max-line-length: 120
# if any single word on a line exceeds this length, ignore it
non-breakable-word-threshold: 100


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