Perl::Critic::Policy::TryTiny::RequireUse - Requires that code which utilizes Try::Tiny actually use()es it.


A common problem with Try::Tiny is forgetting to use the module in the first place. For example:

    perl -e 'try { print "hello" } catch { print "world" }'
    Can't call method "catch" without a package or object reference at -e line 1.

If you forget this then both code blocks will be run and an exception will be thrown. While this seems like a rare issue, when I first implemented this policy I found several cases of this issue in real live code and due to layers of exception handling it had gotten lost and nobody realized that there was a bug happening due to the missing use statements.

This policy is OK if you use Error, Syntax::Feature::Try, Try, Try::Catch, and TryCatch modules which also export the try function.



    Aran Clary Deltac <>
    Graham TerMarsch <>


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