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NAME

       Perl::Critic::Policy::RegularExpressions::ProhibitUselessTopic - Don't use $_ to match
       against regexes.

AFFILIATION

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

DESCRIPTION

       It is not necessary to specify the topic variable $_ when matching against a regular
       expression.

       Match or substitution operations are performed against variables, such as:

           $x =~ /foo/;
           $x =~ s/foo/bar/;
           $x =~ tr/a-mn-z/n-za-m/;

       If a variable is not specified, the match is against $_.

           # These are identical.
           /foo/;
           $_ =~ /foo/;

           # These are identical.
           s/foo/bar/;
           $_ =~ s/foo/bar/;

           # These are identical.
           tr/a-mn-z/n-za-m/;
           $_ =~ tr/a-mn-z/n-za-m/;

       This applies to negative matching as well.

           # These are identical
           if ( $_ !~ /DEBUG/ ) { ...
           if ( !/DEBUG ) { ...

       Including the "$_ =~" or "$_ !~" is unnecessary, adds complexity, and is not idiomatic
       Perl.

CONFIGURATION

       This Policy is not configurable except for the standard options.

AUTHOR

       Andy Lester <andy@petdance.com>

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (c) 2013 Andy Lester <andy@petdance.com>

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

perl v5.28.1                  Perl::Critic::Policy::RegularExpressions::ProhibitUselessTopic(3pm)