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Perl::Perl::Critic::PoUser:ContributedrPerloDocumentationneBoundaryMatching(3)

NAME
       Perl::Critic::Policy::RegularExpressions::RequireLineBoundaryMatching -
       Always use the "/m" modifier with regular expressions.

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

DESCRIPTION
       Folks coming from a "sed" or "awk" background tend to assume that '$'
       and '^' match the beginning and end of the line,	rather than then
       beginning and end of the	string.	 Adding	the '/m' flag to your regex
       makes it	behave as most people expect it	should.

	   my $match = m{ ^ $pattern $ }x;  #not ok
	   my $match = m{ ^ $pattern $ }xm; #ok

CONFIGURATION
       This Policy is not configurable except for the standard options.

NOTES
       For common regular expressions like e-mail addresses, phone numbers,
       dates, etc., have a look	at the Regexp::Common module.  Also, be
       cautions	about slapping modifier	flags onto existing regular
       expressions, as they can	drastically alter their	meaning.  See
       <http://www.perlmonks.org/?node_id=484238> for an interesting
       discussion on the effects of blindly modifying regular expression
       flags.

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.

perl vPerl::Critic::Policy::RegularExpressions::RequireLineBoundaryMatching(3)

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