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NAME

       AppConfig::Std - subclass of AppConfig that provides standard options

SYNOPSIS

           use AppConfig::Std;

           $config = AppConfig::Std->new();

           # all AppConfig methods supported
           $config->define('foo');            # define variable foo
           $config->set('foo', 25);           # setting a variable
           $val = $config->get('foo');        # getting variable
           $val = $config->foo();             # shorthand for getting

           $config->args(\@ARGV);             # parse command-line
           $config->file(".myconfigrc")       # read config file

DESCRIPTION

       AppConfig::Std is a Perl module that provides a set of standard configuration variables
       and command-line switches.  It is implemented as a subclass of AppConfig; AppConfig
       provides a general mechanism for handling global configuration variables.

       The features provided by AppConfig::Std are:

       ·   Standard command-line arguments: -help, -doc, -version, -verbose, and -debug.
           AppConfig::Std handles the -help, -doc, and -version switches for you, so you don't
           need to duplicate that code in all of your scripts.  These are described below.

       ·   The ARGCOUNT default is set to 1. This means that by default all switches are expected
           to take a value. To change this, set the ARGCOUNT parameter when defining the
           variable:

               $config->define('verbose', { ARGCOUNT => 0 } );

       Please read the copious documentation for AppConfig to find out what else you can do with
       this module.

STANDARD OPTIONS

       The module adds five standard configuration variables and command-line switches. You can
       define additional variables as you would with AppConfig.

   HELP
       The -help switch will result in a short help message.  This is generated using Pod::Usage,
       which displays the OPTIONS section of your pod. The script will exit with an exit value of
       0.

   DOC
       The -doc switch will result in the entire documentation being formatted to the screen.
       This is also done with Pod::Usage.  The script will exit with an exit value of 0.

   VERSION
       The -version switch will display the version of the invoking script.  This assumes that
       you have defined $VERSION in your script with something like the following:

           use vars qw( $VERSION );
           $VERSION = sprintf("%d.%02d", q$Revision: 1.7 $ =~ /(\d+)\.(\d+)/);

       The script will exit with an exit value of 0.

   DEBUG
       The -debug switch just sets the debug variable.  This is useful for displaying information
       in debug mode:

           $foobar->dump() if $config->debug;

   VERBOSE
       The -verbose switch just sets the verbose variable.  This is useful for displaying verbose
       information as a script runs:

           print STDERR "Running foobar\n" if $config->verbose;

TODO

       Please let me know if you have ideas for additional switches, or other modifications.
       Things currently being mulled:

       ·   Support brief switches, such as -h as well as -help.  This could be a config option
           for the constructor.

       ·   Include a sample script called mkscript, which would create a template script along
           with Makefile.PL, MANIFEST, etc.  Kinda of a h2xs for scripts.

EXAMPLE

       The following is the outline of a simple script that illustrates use of the AppConfig::Std
       module:

           #!/usr/bin/perl -w
           use strict;
           use AppConfig::Std;

           use vars qw( $VERSION );
           $VERSION = '1.0';

           my $config = AppConfig::Std->new();

           # parse command-line and handle std switches
           $config->args(\@ARGV);

           exit 0;

           __END__

           =head1 NAME

           standard pod format documentation

       The pod documentation is expected to have the NAME, SYNOPSIS, DESCRIPTION, and OPTIONS
       sections. See the documentation for "pod2man" for more details.

SEE ALSO

       AppConfig - Andy Wardley's module for unifying command-line switches and cofiguration
       files into the notion of configuration variables.  AppConfig::Std requires version 1.52+
       of the module, which is available from CPAN.

       Pod::Usage - Brad Appleton's module for extracting usage information out of a file's pod.
       This is used for the -doc and -help switches.  Available from CPAN as part of the
       PodParser distribution.

       perlpod <https://metacpan.org/pod/distribution/perl/pod/perlpod.pod> - documentation from
       the perl distribution that describes the pod format.

       pod2man <https://metacpan.org/pod/distribution/podlators/scripts/pod2man> - particularly
       the NOTES section in the documentation which describes the sections you should include in
       your documentation.  AppConfig::Std uses Pod::Usage, which assumes well-formed pod.

REPOSITORY

       <https://github.com/neilb/AppConfig-Std>

AUTHOR

       Neil Bowers <neil@bowers.com>

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (c) 2002-2013 Neil Bowers.

       Copyright (c) 1998-2001 Canon Research Centre Europe. All rights reserved.

       This script is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.