Perl::Critic::Policy::BuiltinFunctions::RequireSimpleSortBlock - Sort blocks should have a single statement.
This Policy is part of the core Perl::Critic distribution.
Conway advises that sort functions should be simple.
Any complicated operations on list elements should be computed and cached (perhaps via a Schwartzian Transform) before the sort,
rather than computed inside the sort block,
because the sort block is called
N log N times instead of just
This policy prohibits the most blatant case of complicated sort blocks: multiple statements. Future policies may wish to examine the sort block in more detail -- looking for subroutine calls or large numbers of operations.
This Policy is not configurable except for the standard options.
Chris Dolan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.