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NAME

       Perl::Critic::Policy::Freenode::DiscouragedModules - Various modules discouraged from use

DESCRIPTION

       Various modules are discouraged by the denizens of #perl on Freenode IRC, for various
       reasons which may include: buggy behavior, cruft, performance problems, maintainer issues,
       or simply better modern replacements. This is a high severity complement to
       Perl::Critic::Freenode::Policy::PreferredAlternatives.

MODULES

   AnyEvent
       AnyEvent's author refuses to use public bugtracking and actively breaks interoperability.
       POE, IO::Async, and Mojo::IOLoop are widely used and interoperable async event loops.

   Any::Moose
       Any::Moose is deprecated. Use Moo instead.

   Class::DBI
       Class::DBI is an ancient database ORM <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Object-
       relational_mapping> abstraction layer which is buggy and abandoned. See DBIx::Class for a
       more modern DBI-based ORM, or Mad::Mapper for a Mojolicious-style ORM.

   CGI
       CGI.pm is an ancient module for communicating via the CGI protocol, with tons of bad
       practices and cruft. Use a modern framework such as those based on Plack (Web::Simple,
       Dancer2, Catalyst) or Mojolicious, they can still be served via CGI if you choose.

   Coro
       Coro no longer works on perl 5.22, you need to use the author's forked version of Perl.
       Avoid at all costs.

   Error
       Error.pm is overly magical and discouraged by its maintainers. Try Throwable for exception
       classes in Moo/Moose, or Exception::Class otherwise. Try::Tiny or Try are recommended for
       the "try"/"catch" syntax.

   File::Slurp
       File::Slurp gets file encodings all wrong, line endings on win32 are messed up, and it was
       written before layers were properly added. Use File::Slurper, "slurp" in Path::Tiny,
       "slurp" in Data::Munge, or "slurp" in Mojo::File.

   HTML::Template
       HTML::Template is an old and buggy module, try Template::Toolkit, HTML::Zoom, or
       Text::Template instead, or HTML::Template::Pro if you must use the same syntax.

   IO::Socket::INET6
       IO::Socket::INET6 is an old attempt at an IPv6 compatible version of IO::Socket::INET, but
       has numerous issues and is discouraged by the maintainer in favor of IO::Socket::IP, which
       transparently creates IPv4 and IPv6 sockets.

   JSON::Any
       JSON::Any is deprecated. Use JSON::MaybeXS instead.

   JSON::XS
       JSON::XS's author refuses to use public bugtracking and actively breaks interoperability.
       Cpanel::JSON::XS is a fork with several bugfixes and a more collaborative maintainer. See
       also JSON::MaybeXS.

   Net::IRC
       Net::IRC is an ancient module implementing the IRC protocol. Use a modern event-loop-based
       module instead. Choices are POE::Component::IRC (used for Bot::BasicBot), Net::Async::IRC,
       and Mojo::IRC.

   Switch
       Switch.pm is a buggy and outdated source filter which can cause any number of strange
       errors, in addition to the problems with smart-matching shared by its replacement, "The
       'switch' feature" in feature ("given"/"when"). Try Switch::Plain instead.

   XML::Simple
       XML::Simple tries to coerce complex XML documents into perl data structures.  This leads
       to overcomplicated structures and unexpected behavior. Use a proper DOM parser instead
       like XML::LibXML, XML::TreeBuilder, XML::Twig, or Mojo::DOM.

AFFILIATION

       This policy is part of Perl::Critic::Freenode.

CONFIGURATION

       This policy is not configurable except for the standard options.

AUTHOR

       Dan Book, "dbook@cpan.org"

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

       Copyright 2015, Dan Book.

       This library is free software; you may redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the Artistic License version 2.0.

SEE ALSO

       Perl::Critic

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