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Perl::Critic::More - Supplemental policies for Perl::Critic


  perl -MCPAN -e'install Perl::Critic::More'
  perlcritic -theme more lib/


This file has no functionality, but instead is a placeholder for a loose collection of Perl::Critic policies. All of those policies will have an "Affiliation" section announcing their participation in this grouping.


This is a collection of Perl::Critic policies that are not included in the Perl::Critic core for a variety of reasons:

  • Experimental

    Some policies need some time to work out their kinks, test usability, or gauge community interest. A subset of these will end up in the core Perl::Critic someday.

  • Requires special dependencies

    For example, some policies require development versions of PPI (or some other CPAN module). These will likely end up in the Perl::Critic core when their dependencies are fulfilled.

  • Peripheral to Perl

    For example, the Editor::RequireEmacsFileVariables policy is metacode. Also, the Miscellanea::RequireRcsKeywords policy pertains to the development process, not the code itself. These are not part of Perl::Critic's mission.

  • Special purpose

    For example, policies like CodeLayout::RequireASCII designed to scratch itches not felt by most of the community. These will always remain in a Perl::Critic supplement instead of in the core.

All of these policies have the theme more so they can be turned off as a group via .perlcriticrc by adding this line:

  theme = not more

The special purpose ones may be part of the notrecommended theme. Avoid these via:

  theme = not notrecommended

Sorry about the double-negative... See "CONFIGURATION" in Perl::Critic for details on how to interact with themes.



Perl::Critic::Bangs - Andy Lester's fantastic list of code pet peeves

Perl::Critic::Lax - RJBS' more-lenient versions of some core Perl::Critic policies

parrot - the parrot team has developed a few specialized Perl::Critic policies of their own


Chris Dolan <>

The included policies may have other authors -- please see them individually.

This distribution is controlled by the Perl::Critic team. If you want to add a policy to this collection, check out our Subversion repository and mailing lists at


Copyright (c) 2006-2008 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.