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NAME

       Perl::Critic::PolicyParameter - Metadata about a parameter for a Policy.

DESCRIPTION

       A provider of validation and parsing of parameter values and metadata about the parameter.

INTERFACE SUPPORT

       This is considered to be a public class.  Any changes to its interface will go through a
       deprecation cycle.

METHODS

       "get_name()"
           Return the name of the parameter.  This is the key that will be looked for in the
           .perlcriticrc.

       "get_description()"
           Return an explanation of the significance of the parameter, as provided by the
           developer of the policy.

       "get_default_string()"
           Return a representation of the default value of this parameter as it would appear if
           it was specified in a .perlcriticrc file.

       "parse_and_validate_config_value( $parser, $config )"
           Extract the configuration value for this parameter from the overall configuration and
           initialize the policy based upon it.

       "generate_full_description()"
           Produce a more complete explanation of the significance of this parameter than the
           value returned by "get_description()".

           If no description can be derived, returns the empty string.

           Note that the result may contain multiple lines.

       "to_formatted_string( $format )"
           Generate a string representation of this parameter, based upon the format.

           The format is a combination of literal and escape characters similar to the way
           "sprintf" works.  If you want to know the specific formatting capabilities, look at
           String::Format.  Valid escape characters are:

           %n  The name of the parameter.

           %d  The description, as supplied by the programmer.

           %D  The default value, in a parsable form.

           %f  The full description, which is an extension of the value returned by %d.  Takes a
               parameter of a prefix for the beginning of each line.

SEE ALSO

       "MAKING YOUR POLICY CONFIGURABLE" in Perl::Critic::DEVELOPER

AUTHOR

       Elliot Shank <perl@galumph.com>

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (c) 2006-2011 Elliot Shank.

       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.