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Perl::Critic::Policy::Documentation::ProhibitParagraphTwoDots − don’t end a paragraph with two dots


This policy is part of the "Perl::Critic::Pulp" addon. It asks you not to end a POD paragraph with two dots,

    Some thing..                    # bad

This is a surprisingly easy typo, but of course is entirely cosmetic and on that basis this policy is lowest priority and under the "cosmetic" theme (see " POLICY THEMES " in Perl::Critic).

Three or more dots as an ellipsis is fine,

    And some more of this ...       # ok

and anything within a paragraph is fine,

    Numbers 1 .. 10 are handled.    # ok

Only text paragraphs are checked, verbatim paragraphs can end with anything at all

    This is an example,
        example_code (1 ..          # ok

There might be other dubious paragraph endings this policy could pick up, but things like ";." or ":." can arise from code or smiley faces, so at the moment only two dots are bad.

If you don’t care about this you can disable "ProhibitParagraphTwoDots" from your .perlcriticrc in the usual way (see " CONFIGURATION " in Perl::Critic),


A "## no critic" directive works in new enough "Perl::Critic", but if you have an "__END__" token then any "no critic" generally must be before that.


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