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NAME

       Perl::Critic::Policy::ValuesAndExpressions::ProhibitEmptyQuotes - Write "q{}" instead of
       "''".

AFFILIATION

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

DESCRIPTION

       Don't use quotes for an empty string or any string that is pure whitespace.  Instead, use
       "q{}" to improve legibility.  Better still, created named values like this.  Use the "x"
       operator to repeat characters.

           $message = '';      #not ok
           $message = "";      #not ok
           $message = "     "; #not ok

           $message = q{};     #better
           $message = q{     } #better

           $EMPTY = q{};
           $message = $EMPTY;      #best

           $SPACE = q{ };
           $message = $SPACE x 5;  #best

CONFIGURATION

       This Policy is not configurable except for the standard options.

SEE ALSO

       Perl::Critic::Policy::ValuesAndExpressions::ProhibitNoisyStrings

AUTHOR

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

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (c) 2005-2011 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.  The full text of this license can be found in the LICENSE file
       included with this module.

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