Perl::Critic::Policy::BuiltinFunctions::ProhibitStringySplit - Write split /-/, $string instead of split '-', $string.
split /-/, $string
split '-', $string
This Policy is part of the core Perl::Critic distribution.
The split function always interprets the PATTERN argument as a regular expression, even if you specify it as a string. This causes much confusion if the string contains regex metacharacters. So for clarity, always express the PATTERN argument as a regex.
$string = 'Fred|Barney';
@names = split '|', $string; #not ok, is ('F', 'r', 'e', 'd', '|', 'B', 'a' ...)
@names = split m/[|]/, $string; #ok, is ('Fred', Barney')
When the PATTERN is a single space the split function has special behavior, so Perl::Critic forgives that usage. See "perldoc -f split" for more information.
"perldoc -f split"
This Policy is not configurable except for the standard options.
Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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