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NAME ^

Perl::Critic::Policy::BuiltinFunctions::RequireGlobFunction - Use glob q{*} instead of <*>.

AFFILIATION ^

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

DESCRIPTION ^

Conway discourages the use of the <.. > construct for globbing, as it is easily confused with the angle bracket file input operator. Instead, he recommends the use of the glob() function as it makes it much more obvious what you're attempting to do.

    @files = <*.pl>;              # not ok
    @files = glob '*.pl';         # ok

CONFIGURATION ^

This Policy is not configurable except for the standard options.

AUTHOR ^

Graham TerMarsch <graham@howlingfrog.com>

COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (c) 2005-2011 Graham TerMarsch. All rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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