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Quotes an item to become safe against spaces in shell interpolation. An item is enclosed in double quotes if:
- the item contains spaces in the middle
- the item does not start with a quote
This happens to avoid shell interpolation problems when whitespace is present in directory names.
This method uses "commands_quote" to determine the correct quote. If "commands_quote" is a space, no quoting will take place.
if it starts and ends with the same quote character: leave it as it is
if it contains no whitespace: leave it as it is
if it contains whitespace, then
if it contains quotes: better leave it as it is
else: quote it with the correct quote type for the box we're on
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Perl::Critic::Policy::ValuesAndExpressions::ProhibitQuotesAsQuotelikeOperatorDelimiters - Don't use quotes ("'", """, "`") as delimiters
for the quote-like operators.
This Policy is part of the core Perl::Critic distribution.
With the obvious exception of using single-quotes to prevent interpolation, using quotes with the quote-like operators kind of defeats the
purpose of them and produces obfuscated code, causing problems for future maintainers and their editors/IDEs.
$x = q"q"; #not ok
$x = q'q'; #not ok
$x = q`q`; #not ok
$x = qq"q"; #not ok
$x = qr"r"; #not ok
$x = qw"w"; #not ok
$x = qx`date`; #not ok
$x =~ m"m"; #not ok
$x =~ s"s"x"; #not ok
$x =~ tr"t"r"; #not ok
$x =~ y"x"y"; #not ok
$x =~ m'$x'; #ok
$x =~ s'$x'y'; #ok
$x = qr'$x'm; #ok
$x = qx'finger foo@bar'; #ok
This policy has three options: "single_quote_allowed_operators", "double_quote_allowed_operators", and "back_quote_allowed_operators",
which control which operators are allowed to use each of "'", """, "`" as delimiters, respectively.
The values allowed for these options are a whitespace delimited selection of the "m", "q", "qq", "qr", "qw", "qx", "s", "tr", and "y"
By default, double quotes and back quotes (backticks) are not allowed as delimiters for any operators and single quotes are allowed as
delimiters for the "m", "qr", "qx", and "s" operators. These defaults are equivalent to having the following in your .perlcriticrc:
single_quote_allowed_operators = m s qr qx
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Copyright (c) 2007-2011 Elliot Shank.
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.