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Old 09-18-2008
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Originally Posted by avronius
Thanks Kevin - yes, I didn't go back to edit my first post (it started out as a basic framework) that morphed into a "code sample".
If you'll notice my second post in this thread does provide an actual comparison .

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ahhh... so it does Smilie

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Perl::Critic::Policy::Variables::ProhibitLocalVars(3pm) User Contributed Perl DocumentationPerl::Critic::Policy::Variables::ProhibitLocalVars(3pm)

NAME
Perl::Critic::Policy::Variables::ProhibitLocalVars - Use "my" instead of "local", except when you have to. AFFILIATION
This Policy is part of the core Perl::Critic distribution. DESCRIPTION
Since Perl 5, there are very few reasons to declare "local" variables. The most common exceptions are Perl's magical global variables. If you do need to modify one of those global variables, you should localize it first. You should also use the English module to give those variables more meaningful names. local $foo; #not ok my $foo; #ok use English qw(-no_match_vars); local $INPUT_RECORD_SEPARATOR #ok local $RS #ok local $/; #not ok CONFIGURATION
This Policy is not configurable except for the standard options. NOTES
If an external module uses package variables as its interface, then using "local" is actually a pretty sensible thing to do. So Perl::Critic will not complain if you "local"-ize variables with a fully qualified name such as $Some::Package::foo. However, if you're in a position to dictate the module's interface, I strongly suggest using accessor methods instead. SEE ALSO
Perl::Critic::Policy::Variables::ProhibitPunctuationVars AUTHOR
Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer <jeff@imaginative-software.com> COPYRIGHT
Copyright (c) 2005-2011 Imaginative Software Systems. All 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 v5.14.2 2012-06-07 Perl::Critic::Policy::Variables::ProhibitLocalVars(3pm)

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