Perl::Critic::Policy::Variables::ProhibitMatchVars - Avoid $`, $&, $' and their English equivalents.
This Policy is part of the core Perl::Critic distribution.
Using the "match variables" $`, $&, and/or $' can significantly degrade the performance of a program. This policy forbids using them or their English equivalents. See perldoc English or PBP page 82 for more information.
It used to forbid plain use English; because it ends up causing the performance side-effects of the match variables. However, the message emitted for that situation was not at all clear and there is now Perl::Critic::Policy::Modules::RequireNoMatchVarsWithUseEnglish, which addresses this situation directly.
This Policy is not configurable except for the standard options.
Chris Dolan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright (c) 2006-2011 Chris Dolan.
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