Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer > Perl-Critic > Perl::Critic::Policy::InputOutput::ProhibitReadlineInForLoop

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Module Version: 1.121   Source   Latest Release: Perl-Critic-1.121_01

NAME ^

Perl::Critic::Policy::InputOutput::ProhibitReadlineInForLoop - Write while( $line = <> ){...} instead of for(<>){...}.

AFFILIATION ^

This Policy is part of the core Perl::Critic distribution.

DESCRIPTION ^

Using the readline operator in a for or foreach loop is very slow. The iteration list of the loop creates a list context, which causes the readline operator to read the entire input stream before iteration even starts. Instead, just use a while loop, which only reads one line at a time.

  for my $line ( <$file_handle> ){ do_something($line) }      #not ok
  while ( my $line = <$file_handle> ){ do_something($line) }  #ok

CONFIGURATION ^

This Policy is not configurable except for the standard options.

AUTHOR ^

Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer <jeff@imaginative-software.com>

COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (c) 2005-2011 Imaginative Software Systems. All rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. The full text of this license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.

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