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NAME

       Perl::Critic::Policy::ClassHierarchies::ProhibitAutoloading - AUTOLOAD methods should be
       avoided.

AFFILIATION

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

DESCRIPTION

       Declaring a subroutine with the name "AUTOLOAD" will violate this Policy.  The "AUTOLOAD"
       mechanism is an easy way to generate methods for your classes, but unless they are
       carefully written, those classes are difficult to inherit from.  And over time, the
       "AUTOLOAD" method will become more and more complex as it becomes responsible for
       dispatching more and more functions.  You're better off writing explicit accessor methods.
       Editor macros can help make this a little easier.

CONFIGURATION

       This Policy is not configurable except for the standard options.

AUTHOR

       Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer <jeff@imaginative-software.com>

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (c) 2006-2011 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.

perl v5.28.1                     Perl::Critic::Policy::ClassHierarchies::ProhibitAutoloading(3pm)