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A couple of comments:
- YAPE::Regex has not kept up with recent Perl versions. Here is a comment from YAPE::Regex::Explain LIMITATIONS: "There is no support for regular expression syntax added after Perl version 5.6, particularly any constructs added in 5.10". It can be used, just not for catching newer regex features.
- Perl::Critic can be extended. Refer to: EXTENDING THE CRITIC