Perl::Critic::Policy::ClassHierarchies::ProhibitAutoloading - AUTOLOAD methods should be avoided.


This Policy is part of the core Perl::Critic distribution.


Declaring a subroutine with the name "AUTOLOAD" will violate this Policy. The AUTOLOAD mechanism is an easy way to generate methods for your classes, but unless they are carefully written, those classes are difficult to inherit from. And over time, the AUTOLOAD method will become more and more complex as it becomes responsible for dispatching more and more functions. You're better off writing explicit accessor methods. Editor macros can help make this a little easier.


This Policy is not configurable except for the standard options.


Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer <>


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