Perl::Critic::Policy::Subroutines::ProhibitAmpersandSigils(3) Don't call functions with a leading ampersand sigil.


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


Since Perl 5, the ampersand sigil is completely optional when invoking subroutines. It also turns off checking of subroutine prototypes. It's easily confused with the bitwise 'and' operator.

  @result = &some_function(); # not ok
  @result = some_function();  # ok


This Policy is not configurable except for the standard options.


Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer <[email protected]>


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