- WHY IS IT CALLED Perl::Critic::Bangs?
Perl::Critic::Bangs - A collection of handy Perl::Critic policies
Perl::Critic::Bangs is a collection of Perl::Critic policies that will help make your code better.
The rules included with the Perl::Critic::Bangs group include:
Commented-out code is usually noise. It should be removed.
Watch for comments like "XXX", "TODO", etc.
Tests should have a plan.
Subroutines and variables like
$user2 are insufficiently distinguished.
Determining the class in a constructor by using
ref($proto) || $proto is usually a cut-n-paste that is incorrect.
Explicitly matching or substituting against
$_ is clutter.
Adding modifiers to a regular expression made up entirely of a variable created with
qr() is usually not doing what you expect.
Vague variables and subroutines like
$info are not descriptive enough.
I didn't want to call it "Perl::Critic::Lester" or "Perl::Critic::Petdance" since that would make it sound like they were only my rules. Other people will likely include their own set of rules, too.
So I started thinking of names of famous critics. Ebert, Siskel, Kael, etc. What about music critics? Greil Marcus, J.D. Considine... Lester Bangs! He's even got my name in his! So there was the name.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lester_Bangs for more on Lester Bangs.
<andy at petdance.com>
Please report any bugs or feature requests to
bug-perl-critic-bangs at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Perl-Critic-Bangs. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.
You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.
You can also look for information at:
AnnoCPAN: Annotated CPAN documentation
RT: CPAN's request tracker
Source code repository
Thanks to William Braswell, Oliver Trosien, Fred Moyer, Andy Moore, Oystein Torget, Mike O'Regan, Elliot Shank and the rest of the Perl::Critic team for ongoing support.
Copyright 2006-2017 Andy Lester.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Artistic License 2.0.