Perl::Critic::Policy::TestingAndDebugging::ProhibitProlongedStrictureOverride - Don't turn off strict for large blocks of code.


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


Every agrees that use strict is the first step to writing maintainable code in Perl. However, sometimes strict is a little too strict. In those cases, you can turn it off briefly with a no strict directive.

This policy checks that no strict is only in effect for a small number of statements.


The default number of statements allowed per no strict is three. To override this number, put the following in your .perlcriticrc:

    statements = 5


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