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Module Version: 1.118   Source   Latest Release: Perl-Critic-1.121_01

NAME ^

Perl::Critic::Policy::Variables::ProhibitMatchVars - Avoid $`, $&, $' and their English equivalents.

AFFILIATION ^

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

DESCRIPTION ^

Using the "match variables" $`, $&, and/or $' can significantly degrade the performance of a program. This policy forbids using them or their English equivalents. See perldoc English or PBP page 82 for more information.

It used to forbid plain use English; because it ends up causing the performance side-effects of the match variables. However, the message emitted for that situation was not at all clear and there is now Perl::Critic::Policy::Modules::RequireNoMatchVarsWithUseEnglish, which addresses this situation directly.

CONFIGURATION ^

This Policy is not configurable except for the standard options.

AUTHOR ^

Chris Dolan <cdolan@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (c) 2006-2011 Chris Dolan.

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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