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NAME

       Perl::Critic::Policy::Freenode::DollarAB - Don't use $a or $b as variable names outside
       sort

DESCRIPTION

       The special variables $a and $b are reserved for "sort()" and similar functions which
       assign to them to iterate over pairs of values. These are global variables, and declaring
       them as lexical variables with "my" to use them outside this context can break usage of
       these functions. Use different names for your variables.

         my $a = 1;                  # not ok
         my $abc = 1;                # ok
         sort { $a <=> $b } (3,2,1); # ok

AFFILIATION

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

CONFIGURATION

       This policy can be configured to allow $a and $b in additional functions, by putting an
       entry in a ".perlcriticrc" file like this:

         [Freenode::DollarAB]
         extra_pair_functions = pairfoo pairbar

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

perl v5.28.1                                2018-12-Perl::Critic::Policy::Freenode::DollarAB(3pm)