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Perl::Critic::Policy::BuiltinFuUserPerl::Critic::Policy::BuiltinFunctions::ProhibitBooleanGrep(3)

NAME
       Perl::Critic::Policy::BuiltinFunctions::ProhibitBooleanGrep - Use "List::MoreUtils::any"
       instead of "grep" in boolean context.

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

DESCRIPTION
       Using "grep" in boolean context is a common idiom for checking if any elements in a list
       match a condition.  This works because boolean context is a subset of scalar context, and
       grep returns the number of matches in scalar context.  A non-zero number of matches means
       a match.

       But consider the case of a long array where the first element is a match.  Boolean "grep"
       still checks all of the rest of the elements needlessly.  Instead, a better solution is to
       use the "any" function from List::MoreUtils, which short-circuits after the first
       successful match to save time.

CONFIGURATION
       This Policy is not configurable except for the standard options.

CAVEATS
       The algorithm for detecting boolean context takes a LOT of shortcuts.  There are lots of
       known false negatives.  But, I was conservative in writing this, so I hope there are no
       false positives.

AUTHOR
       Chris Dolan <cdolan@cpan.org>

CREDITS
       Initial development of this policy was supported by a grant from the Perl Foundation.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (c) 2007-2011 Chris Dolan.  Many rights reserved.

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.  The full text of this license can be found in the LICENSE file
       included with this module.

perl v5.16.3			   Perl::Critic::Policy::BuiltinFunctions::ProhibitBooleanGrep(3)
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