package Perl::Critic::Policy::Community::DollarAB;

use strict;
use warnings;

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

our $VERSION = 'v1.0.0';

use constant DESC => 'Using $a or $b outside sort()';
use constant EXPL => '$a and $b are special package variables for use in sort() and related functions. Declaring them as lexicals like "my $a" may break sort(). Use different variable names.';

sub supported_parameters {
			name        => 'extra_pair_functions',
			description => 'Non-standard functions in which to allow $a and $b',
			behavior    => 'string list',

sub default_severity { $SEVERITY_HIGH }
sub default_themes { 'community' }
sub applies_to { 'PPI::Token::Symbol' }

my @sorters = qw(sort reduce pairgrep pairfirst pairmap pairwise);

sub violates {
	my ($self, $elem) = @_;
	return () unless $elem->symbol eq '$a' or $elem->symbol eq '$b';

	my %sorters_hash = map { ($_ => 1) } @sorters, keys %{$self->{_extra_pair_functions}};
	my $found = $self->_find_sorter($elem, \%sorters_hash);
	return $self->violation(DESC, EXPL, $elem) unless $found;
	return ();

sub _find_sorter {
	my ($self, $elem, $sorters) = @_;
	my $outer = $elem->parent;
	$outer = $outer->parent until !$outer or $outer->isa('PPI::Structure::Block');
	return '' unless $outer;
	# Find function or method call (assumes block/sub is first argument)
	my $function = $outer->previous_token;
	$function = $function->previous_token until !$function
		or ($function->isa('PPI::Token::Word') and $function =~ m/([^:]+)\z/ and exists $sorters->{$1});
	return $self->_find_sorter($outer) unless $function;
	return $function;


=head1 NAME

Perl::Critic::Policy::Community::DollarAB - Don't use $a or $b as variable
names outside sort


The special variables C<$a> and C<$b> are reserved for C<sort()> and similar
functions which assign to them to iterate over pairs of values. These are
global variables, and declaring them as lexical variables with C<my> to use
them outside this context can break usage of these functions. Use different
names for your variables.

  my $a = 1;                  # not ok
  my $abc = 1;                # ok
  sort { $a <=> $b } (3,2,1); # ok


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


This policy can be configured to allow C<$a> and C<$b> in additional functions,
by putting an entry in a C<.perlcriticrc> file like this:

  extra_pair_functions = pairfoo pairbar

=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