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NAME

       Perl::Critic::Policy::RegularExpressions::RequireBracesForMultiline - Use "{" and "}" to
       delimit multi-line regexps.

AFFILIATION

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

DESCRIPTION

       Long regular expressions are hard to read.  A good practice is to use the "x" modifier and
       break the regex into multiple lines with comments explaining the parts.  But, with the
       usual "//" delimiters, the beginning and end can be hard to match, especially in a "s///"
       regexp.  Instead, try using "{}" characters to delimit your expressions.

       Compare these:

           s/
              <a \s+ href="([^"]+)">
               (.*?)
              </a>
            /link=$1, text=$2/xms;

       vs.

           s{
              <a \s+ href="([^"]+)">
               (.*?)
              </a>
            }
            {link=$1, text=$2}xms;

       Is that an improvement?  Marginally, but yes.  The curly braces lead the eye better.

CONFIGURATION

       There is one option for this policy, "allow_all_brackets".  If this is true, then, in
       addition to allowing "{}", the other matched pairs of "()", "[]", and "<>" are allowed.

CREDITS

       Initial development of this policy was supported by a grant from the Perl Foundation.

AUTHOR

       Chris Dolan <cdolan@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (c) 2007-2011 Chris Dolan.  Many 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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