[Melbourne-pm] Does anyone use Perl::Critic and Test::Perl::Critic

Scott Penrose scottp at dd.com.au
Wed Mar 15 21:31:08 PST 2006

Hey Guys

I like the idea of Perl::Critic and have added it into my test code.  
But I have a question of how it works.

For example, one of the rules is:
> Perl::Critic::Policy::CodeLayout::ProhibitParensWithBuiltins
> Write open $handle, $path instead of open($handle, $path) [Severity 1]
It produces errors like this:

> Builtin function called with parens at line 217, column 13. See  
> page 13 of PBP

But if you o to Page 13 of the book it says:

> ... so they can legitimately be called withou parentheses, except  
> where it's necessary to enforce precedence.

But the rule does not do this - it forces them all, it does not look  
at the precedence.

Is this a limitation of Perl::Critic.

On a similar note is CVS/RCS - The book says use CVS/RCS - the Rule  
say you must have $Revision$, $Date$ etc at the top of every file -  
they don't really match.

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