Perl::Critic::Policy::BuiltinFunctions::ProhibitReturnOr - Check for "return $x or ..."
return when encountered in an expression returns from the enclosing subroutine, without evaluating the rest of the expression. So a lower-precedence operator (
xor) won't get evaluated after a
return. This most commonly appears as the mis-idiom:
# NO! DON'T DO THIS! return $x or die 'Aaaagh! $x was zero!';
Instead, use the higher-precedence
|| operator, like this:
return $x || die 'Aaaagh! $x was zero!';
Or separate the two operations, like this:
$x or die 'Aaaagh! $x was zero!'; return $x;
This Policy is not configurable except for the standard options.
Copyright (C) 2016 Jeremy Leader.
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
Jeremy Leader <firstname.lastname@example.org>