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NAME

       Perl::Critic::Theme - Construct thematic sets of policies.

DESCRIPTION

       This is a helper class for evaluating theme expressions into sets of Policy objects.
       There are no user-serviceable parts here.

INTERFACE SUPPORT

       This is considered to be a non-public class.  Its interface is subject to change without
       notice.

METHODS

       "new( -rule => $rule_expression )"
           Returns a reference to a new Perl::Critic::Theme object.  "-rule" is a string
           expression that evaluates to true or false for each Policy..  See "THEME RULES" for
           more information.

       "policy_is_thematic( -policy => $policy )"
           Given a reference to a Perl::Critic::Policy object, this method returns evaluates the
           rule against the themes that are associated with the Policy.  Returns 1 if the Policy
           satisfies the rule, 0 otherwise.

       " rule() "
           Returns the rule expression that was used to construct this Theme.  The rule may have
           been translated into a normalized expression.  See "THEME RULES" for more information.

   THEME RULES
       A theme rule is a simple boolean expression, where the operands are the names of any of
       the themes associated with the Perl::Critic::Polices.

       Theme names can be combined with logical operators to form arbitrarily complex
       expressions.  Precedence is the same as normal mathematics, but you can use parentheses to
       enforce precedence as well.  Supported operators are:

          Operator    Altertative    Example
          ----------------------------------------------------------------
          &&          and            'pbp && core'
          ||          or             'pbp || (bugs && security)'
          !           not            'pbp && ! (portability || complexity)

       See "CONFIGURATION" in Perl::Critic for more information about customizing the themes for
       each Policy.

SUBROUTINES

       "cook_rule( $rule )"
           Standardize a rule into a almost executable Perl code.  The "almost" comes from the
           fact that theme names are left as is.

CONSTANTS

       $RULE_INVALID_CHARACTER_REGEX
           A regular expression that will return the first character in the matched expression
           that is not valid in a rule.

AUTHOR

       Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer  <jeff@imaginative-software.com>

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (c) 2006-2011 Imaginative Software Systems

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.  The full text of this license can be found in the LICENSE file
       included with this module.