package Perl::Critic::Policy::Community::AmpersandSubCalls;

use strict;
use warnings;

use Perl::Critic::Utils qw(:severities :classification :ppi);
use parent 'Perl::Critic::Policy::Subroutines::ProhibitAmpersandSigils';

our $VERSION = 'v1.0.0';

sub default_severity { $SEVERITY_HIGH }
sub default_themes { 'community' }


=head1 NAME

Perl::Critic::Policy::Community::AmpersandSubCalls - Don't use & to call


Ampersands (C<&>) were once needed to call subroutines, but in modern Perl they
are not only unnecessary but actually change the behavior from what you may
expect. Calling a subroutine with an ampersand ignores the subroutine's
prototype if any, which may change what arguments the subroutine receives.
Additionally, calling a subroutine as C<&foo;> with no arguments will pass on
the contents of C<@_> from the current subroutine, which may be quite
surprising. Unless used intentionally for this behavior, the ampersand should
simply be omitted.

  my $value = &foo();  # not ok
  my $sum = &foo(1,2); # not ok
  my $value = foo();   # ok
  my $sum = foo 1,2;   # ok

This policy is a subclass of the core policy
L<Perl::Critic::Policy::Subroutines::ProhibitAmpersandSigils>, and performs the
same function but in the C<community> theme.


This policy is part of L<Perl::Critic::Community>.


This policy is not configurable except for the standard options.

=head1 AUTHOR

Dan Book, C<>


Copyright 2015, Dan Book.

This library is free software; you may redistribute it and/or modify it under
the terms of the Artistic License version 2.0.

=head1 SEE ALSO