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Perl::Critic::Policy::Modules::UseriContributPerl::Critic::Policy::Modules::RequirePerlVersion(3)

NAME
       Perl::Critic::Policy::Modules::RequirePerlVersion - Require a "use 5.006;" or similar.

AFFILIATION
       This policy is part of Perl::Critic::More, a bleeding edge supplement to Perl::Critic.

DESCRIPTION
       As Perl evolves, new desirable features get added.  The best ones seem to break backward
       compatibility, unfortunately.  As a favor to downstream developers, it's good to state
       explicitly which Perl version will not be able to parse your code.

       For example, the "our" keyword was first appeared in a stable Perl in version 5.6.0.
       Therefore, if your code employs "our", then you should have a line like this near the very
       top of your file:

	 use 5.006;

       or

	 use v5.6.0;

       The former is preferred as the latter can trigger v-string compatibility warnings.  (If
       someone could please explain that to me, I'd really appreciate it!)

       Additionally, it's good form to state that minimum version in your Makefile.PL or Build.PL
       file.

AUTHOR
       Chris Dolan <cdolan@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (c) 2006-2008 Chris Dolan

       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				    2Perl::Critic::Policy::Modules::RequirePerlVersion(3)


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