Perl::Critic::PolicyParameter(3) Metadata about a parameter for a Policy.


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


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


Return the name of the parameter. This is the key that will be looked for in the .perlcriticrc.
Return an explanation of the significance of the parameter, as provided by the developer of the policy.
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.
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:

The name of the parameter.
The description, as supplied by the programmer.
The default value, in a parsable form.
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.


Elliot Shank <[email protected]>


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.