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Perl::Critic::Policy::Documentation::RequireFilenameMarkup - markup /foo filenames


This policy is part of the "Perl::Critic::Pulp" add-on. It asks you to use "F<>" or other markup on filenames.

    /usr/bin       # bad
    F</usr/bin>    # ok
    C</bin/sh>     # ok

"F<>" lets the formatters show filenames in a usual way, such as italics in man pages. This can help human readability but is a minor matter and on that basis this policy is lowest severity and under the "cosmetic" theme (see "POLICY THEMES" in Perl::Critic).

Filenames in text are identified by likely forms. Currently words starting as follows are considered filenames. /usr and /etc are the most common.

    /opt         # some proprietary Unix
    C:\          # MS-DOS

Any markup on a filename satisfies this policy. "F<>" is usual, but "C<>" might suit for instance "C</bin/sh>" to show it's a command with path rather than a file as such.

"=begin :foo" blocks with <:> POD type are checked since they can have markup. "Verbatim" paragraphs are ignored since of course they cannot have markup.


If you don't care about filename markup you can disable "RequireFilenameMarkup" from your .perlcriticrc in the usual way (see "CONFIGURATION" in Perl::Critic),



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2021-02-28 perl v5.32.1