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The Best Perl Static Analysis Tools (Linters/Formatters)

We rank 14 Perl linters, code analyzers, formatters, and more. Find and compare tools like Mega-Linter, CodeScene, Better Code Hub, and more. Please rate and review tools that you've used. This helps others find the best tools for their projects.

4 Perl Tools

zarn

A lightweight static security analysis tool for modern Perl Apps

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPerl
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

perltidy

Perltidy is a Perl script which indents and reformats Perl scripts to make them easier to read. The formatting can be controlled with command line parameters. The default parameter settings approximately follow the suggestions in the Perl Style Guide. Besides reformatting scripts, Perltidy can be a great help in tracking down errors with missing or extra braces, parentheses, and square brackets because it is very good at localizing errors.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPerl
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedformatter
  • 100% upvoted

Perl::Critic

Critique Perl source code for best-practices.

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  • MaintainedPerl
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 50% upvoted

Perl::Analyzer

Perl-Analyzer is a set of programs and modules that allow users to analyze and visualize Perl codebases by providing information about namespaces and their relations, dependencies, inheritance, and methods implemented, inherited, and redefined in packages, as well as calls to methods from parent packages via SUPER.

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  • MaintainedPerl
  • MaintainedcliMaintainedserviceMaintainedide-plugin
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

10 Multi-Language Tools

Mega-Linter

Mega-Linter can handle any type of project thanks to its 70+ embedded Linters, its advanced reporting, runnable on any CI system or locally, with assisted installation and configuration, able to apply formatting and fixes

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 68% upvoted

CodeScene

Sponsor

CodeScene is a quality visualization tool for software. Prioritize technical debt, detect delivery risks, and measure organizational aspects. Fully automated.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 65% upvoted

Better Code Hub

Better Code Hub checks your GitHub codebase against 10 engineering guidelines devised by the authority in software quality, Software Improvement Group.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 77% upvoted

callGraph

Statically generates a call graph image and displays it on screen.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 84% upvoted

Checkmarx CxSAST

Commercial Static Code Analysis which doesn't require pre-compilation.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 56% upvoted

Betterscan CE

Checks your code and infra (various Git repositories supported, cloud stacks, CLI, Web Interface platform, integrationss available) for security and quality issues. Code Scanning/SAST/Linting using many tools/Scanners deduplicated with One Report (AI optional).

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

Sigrid

Sigrid helps you to improve your software by measuring your system's code quality, and then compares the results against a benchmark of thousands of industry systems to give you concrete advice on areas where you can improve.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • MaintainedcliMaintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 50% upvoted

Super-Linter

Combination of multiple linters to install as a GitHub Action.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 50% upvoted

graudit

Grep rough audit - source code auditing tool.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 40% upvoted

HCL AppScan Source

Commercial Static Code Analysis.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 44% upvoted

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Perl tools?

The Perl programming language is a powerful tool for solving problems. It is easy to learn, and has many modules that allow you to do complex tasks with just a few lines of code. Perl also has a huge community of users who are always willing to help out.

What are the best Perl static analysis tools and linters?

The most popular Perl tools ranked by user votes are: Mega-Linter, CodeScene, Better Code Hub, callGraph, Checkmarx CxSAST.

Which Perl tools are free to use?

Tools with a free plan include Better Code Hub. On top of that, there are also a number of open source like Mega-Linter, callGraph, zarn, Betterscan CE, perltidy, Perl::Critic, Super-Linter, graudit, Perl::Analyzer.

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