Perl::Critic::Policy::CodeLayout::RequireTidyCode - Must run code through perltidy.


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


Conway does make specific recommendations for whitespace and curly-braces in your code, but the most important thing is to adopt a consistent layout, regardless of the specifics. And the easiest way to do that is to use Perl::Tidy. This policy will complain if your code hasn't been run through Perl::Tidy.


This policy can be configured to tell Perl::Tidy to use a particular perltidyrc file or no configuration at all. By default, Perl::Tidy is told to look in its default location for configuration. Perl::Critic can be told to tell Perl::Tidy to use a specific configuration file by putting an entry in a .perlcriticrc file like this:

    perltidyrc = /usr/share/perltidy.conf

As a special case, setting perltidyrc to the empty string tells Perl::Tidy not to load any configuration file at all and just use Perl::Tidy's own default style.

    perltidyrc =




Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer <>


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