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NAME

       Perl::Critic::Policy::BuiltinFunctions::ProhibitStringySplit - Write "split /-/, $string"
       instead of "split '-', $string".

AFFILIATION

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

DESCRIPTION

       The "split" function always interprets the PATTERN argument as a regular expression, even
       if you specify it as a string.  This causes much confusion if the string contains regex
       metacharacters.  So for clarity, always express the PATTERN argument as a regex.

           $string = 'Fred|Barney';
           @names = split '|', $string; #not ok, is ('F', 'r', 'e', 'd', '|', 'B', 'a' ...)
           @names = split m/[|]/, $string; #ok, is ('Fred', Barney')

       When the PATTERN is a single space the "split" function has special behavior, so
       Perl::Critic forgives that usage.  See "perldoc -f split" for more information.

CONFIGURATION

       This Policy is not configurable except for the standard options.

SEE ALSO

       Perl::Critic::Policy::BuiltInFunctions::RequireBlockGrep

       Perl::Critic::Policy::BuiltInFunctions::RequireBlockMap

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.

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