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* Getting Started
    * Welcome To ActivePerl
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* Install Notes
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* ActivePerl Components
    * Overview
    * PPM
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       * Perl for ISAPI
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* ActivePerl FAQ
    * Introduction
    * Availability & Install
    * Using PPM
    * Docs & Support
    * Windows Specifics
       * Perl for ISAPI
       * Windows 9X/NT/2000
       * Quirks
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 B::Lint - Perl lint


NAME

B::Lint - Perl lint


SUPPORTED PLATFORMS

  • Linux
  • Solaris
  • Windows

SYNOPSIS

perl -MO=Lint[,OPTIONS] foo.pl


DESCRIPTION

The B::Lint module is equivalent to an extended version of the -w option of perl. It is named after the program lint which carries out a similar process for C programs.


OPTIONS AND LINT CHECKS

Option words are separated by commas (not whitespace) and follow the usual conventions of compiler backend options. Following any options (indicated by a leading -) come lint check arguments. Each such argument (apart from the special all and none options) is a word representing one possible lint check (turning on that check) or is no-foo (turning off that check). Before processing the check arguments, a standard list of checks is turned on. Later options override earlier ones. Available options are:

context
Produces a warning whenever an array is used in an implicit scalar context. For example, both of the lines
    $foo = length(@bar);
    $foo = @bar;
will elicit a warning. Using an explicit B<scalar()> silences the
warning. For example,
    $foo = scalar(@bar);

implicit-read and implicit-write
These options produce a warning whenever an operation implicitly reads or (respectively) writes to one of Perl's special variables. For example, implicit-read will warn about these:
    /foo/;

and implicit-write will warn about these:

    s/foo/bar/;

Both implicit-read and implicit-write warn about this:

    for (@a) { ... }

dollar-underscore
This option warns whenever $_ is used either explicitly anywhere or as the implicit argument of a print statement.

private-names
This option warns on each use of any variable, subroutine or method name that lives in a non-current package but begins with an underscore (``_''). Warnings aren't issued for the special case of the single character name ``_'' by itself (e.g. $_ and @_).

undefined-subs
This option warns whenever an undefined subroutine is invoked. This option will only catch explicitly invoked subroutines such as foo() and not indirect invocations such as &$subref() or $obj->meth(). Note that some programs or modules delay definition of subs until runtime by means of the AUTOLOAD mechanism.

regexp-variables
This option warns whenever one of the regexp variables $', $& or $' is used. Any occurrence of any of these variables in your program can slow your whole program down. See the perlre manpage for details.

all
Turn all warnings on.

none
Turn all warnings off.


NON LINT-CHECK OPTIONS

-u Package
Normally, Lint only checks the main code of the program together with all subs defined in package main. The -u option lets you include other package names whose subs are then checked by Lint.


BUGS

This is only a very preliminary version.


AUTHOR

Malcolm Beattie, mbeattie@sable.ox.ac.uk.

 B::Lint - Perl lint