package Perl::Critic::PolicyParameter::Behavior;

use 5.006001;
use strict;
use warnings;

use Perl::Critic::Utils qw{ :characters };

our $VERSION = '1.140';


sub new {
    my $class = shift;

    return bless {}, $class;


sub initialize_parameter {
    my ($self, $parameter, $specification) = @_;



sub generate_parameter_description {
    my ($self, $parameter) = @_;

    return $parameter->_get_description_with_trailing_period();






=for stopwords

=head1 NAME

Perl::Critic::PolicyParameter::Behavior - Default type-specific actions for a parameter.


Provides a standard set of functionality for a
L<Perl::Critic::PolicyParameter|Perl::Critic::PolicyParameter> so that
the developer of a policy does not have to provide it her/himself.
The developer can override most of the functionality in the
subclasses; these are just defaults.

All subclasses have singleton instances held onto by


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

=head1 METHODS


=item C<initialize_parameter( $parameter, $specification )>

Plug in the functionality this behavior provides into the parameter,
based upon the configuration provided by the specification.  The
configuration items looked for depends upon the specific behavior

=item C<generate_parameter_description( $parameter )>

Create a description of the parameter, based upon the description on
the parameter itself, but enhancing it with information from this

Note that this may return C<undef> if the parameter itself doesn't
have a description.  Also, the returned value may include multiple


=head1 AUTHOR

Elliot Shank <>


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.


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