Kent Cowgill

NAME

Perl::Critic::Policy::ValuesAndExpressions::ProhibitAccessOfPrivateData

AFFILIATION

This policy is part of Perl::Critic::Nits.

VERSION

This document describes Perl::Critic::Policy::ValuesAndExpressions::ProhibitAccessOfPrivateData version 1.0.0

SYNOPSIS

Requires that modules and scripts do not break encapsulation by directly accessing the contents of hash-based objects.

DESCRIPTION

Accessing an objects data directly breaks encapsulation and should be avoided. Example: $object->{ some_key }.

Care should be taken to only access private data via the getter and setter methods provided by the class.

INTERFACE

Stadard for a Perl::Critic::Policy.

DIAGNOSTICS

None.

CONFIGURATION AND ENVIRONMENT

This policy has no configuration options beyond the standard ones.

DEPENDENCIES

Perl::Critic

INCOMPATIBILITIES

None reported.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

No bugs have been reported.

False positives may be encountered if, internal to a module, the code does not use $self, $class, or $package to refer to the object it represents.

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-perl-critic-nits@rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org.

AUTHOR

Kent Cowgill, <kent@c2group.net>

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2007, Kent Cowgill <kent@c2group.net>. All rights reserved.

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