Functions with a long parameter list are difficult to use because maintainers must figure out the role of each parameter and keep track of their
position.

function setCoordinates($x1, $y1, $z1, $x2, $y2, $z2) { // Noncompliant
// ...
}

The solution can be to:

- Split the function into smaller ones

// Each function does a part of what the original setCoordinates function was doing, so confusion risks are lower
function setOrigin(int $x, int $y, int $z) {
// ...
}
function setSize(int $width, int $height, float $depth) {
// ...
}

- Find a better data structure for the parameters that group data in a way that makes sense for the specific application domain

class Point
{
// In geometry, Point is a logical structure to group data
public function __construct(
public int $x,
public int $y,
public int $z
) {}
}
function setCoordinates(Point $p1, Point $p2) {
// ...
}

This rule raises an issue when a function has more parameters than the provided threshold.