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NAME

       Perl::Critic::Policy::ValuesAndExpressions::ProhibitEmptyCommas - disallow empty
       consecutive commas

DESCRIPTION

       This policy is part of the "Perl::Critic::Pulp" add-on.  It prohibits empty comma
       operators "," or "=>" meaning either consecutive commas or a comma at the start of a list
       or expression.

           print 'foo',,'bar';      # bad
           @a = (,1,2);             # bad
           foo (x, => 123);         # bad
           a =>=> 456;              # bad
           for (; $i++<10; $i++,,)  # bad
           func (,)                 # bad

       Extra commas like this are harmless and simply collapse out when the program runs (see
       "List value constructors" in perldata), so this policy is only under the "cosmetic" theme
       (see "POLICY THEMES" in Perl::Critic).  Usually this sort of thing is just a stray, or
       leftover from cut and paste, or perhaps some over-enthusiastic column layout.
       Occasionally it can be something more dubious,

           # did you mean 1..6 range operator?
           @a = (1,,6);        # bad

           # this is two args, did you want three?
           foo (1, , 2);       # bad

           # this is three args, probably you forgot a value
           bar (abc => ,       # bad
                def => 20);

       A comma at the end of a list or call is allowed.  That's quite usual and can be a good
       thing when cutting and pasting lines (see "RequireTrailingCommas" to mandate them!).

           @b = ("foo",
                 "bar",  # ok
                );

       If you use multiple commas in some systematic way for code layout you can always disable
       "ProhibitEmptyCommas" from your .perlcriticrc file in the usual way (see "CONFIGURATION"
       in Perl::Critic),

           [-ValuesAndExpressions::ProhibitEmptyCommas]

SEE ALSO

       Perl::Critic::Pulp, Perl::Critic, Perl::Critic::Policy::CodeLayout::RequireTrailingCommas,
       Perl::Critic::Policy::ValuesAndExpressions::ProhibitCommaSeparatedStatements,
       Perl::Critic::Policy::Tics::ProhibitManyArrows

HOME PAGE

       http://user42.tuxfamily.org/perl-critic-pulp/index.html

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Kevin Ryde

       Perl-Critic-Pulp is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the
       terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation;
       either version 3, or (at your option) any later version.

       Perl-Critic-Pulp is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY
       WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with Perl-Critic-
       Pulp.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

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