Perl::Critic::Policy::Catalyst::ProhibitUnreachableCode - Don't write code after an unconditional Catalyst detach.


This module was forked from Perl::Critic::Policy::ControlStructures::ProhibitUnreachableCode version 1.132 and modified to fit.

The primary difference is this module looks for these two Catalyst specific bits of code as signifying a terminating statement:


The redirect_and_detach context method is available if you are using Catalyst::Plugin::RedirectAndDetach.



By default this policy looks for the detach and redirect_and_detach context methods. You can specify additional context methods to look for with the context_methods parameter. In your .perlcriticrc this would look something like:

    context_methods = my_detaching_method my_other_detaching_method

This policy would then consider all of the following lines as terminating statements:



Sometimes controllers have in-house methods which call detach, you can specify those:

    controller_methods = foo bar

Then this policy would look for any package with ::Controller:: in its name and would consider the following lines as terminating statements:


There are no default methods for this parameter.


Please submit bugs and feature requests to the Perl-Critic-Policy-Catalyst-ProhibitUnreachableCode GitHub issue tracker:


    Aran Clary Deltac <>
    Peter Guzis <>


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This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.