# BioPerl module for wrapping runtime parameters
# Please direct questions and support issues to <bioperl-l@bioperl.org> 
# Cared for by Chad Matsalla (bioinformatics1 at dieselwurks dot com)
# Copyright Chad Matsalla
# You may distribute this module under the same terms as perl itself

# POD documentation - main docs before the code

=head1 NAME

Bio::Tools::Run::GenericParameters - An object for the parameters used to run programs


  my $void   = $obj->set_parameter("parameter_name","parameter_value"); 
  my $value  = $obj->get_parameter("parameter_name");


This is a basic container to hold the parameters used to run a
program.  This module may get incorporated into the more generic
Bio::Tools::Run framework in bioperl-run distribution.


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=head1 AUTHOR - Chad Matsalla

Email bioinformatics1 at dieselwurks dot com


Sendu Bala, bix@sendu.me.uk


The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods.
Internal methods are usually preceded with a _


# Let the code begin...

package Bio::Tools::Run::GenericParameters;
$Bio::Tools::Run::GenericParameters::VERSION = '1.7.7';
use strict;

use base qw(Bio::Root::Root Bio::Tools::Run::ParametersI);

sub new {
    my ($class, @args) = @_;
    my $self = $class->SUPER::new(@args);
    return $self;

=head2 get_parameter

 Title   : get_parameter
 Usage   : $parameter_object->get_parameter($param_name);
 Function: Get the value of a parameter named $param_name
 Returns : A scalar that should be a string
 Args    : A scalar that should be a string


sub get_parameter {
    my ($self,$arg) = @_;
    return $self->{params}->{$arg};

=head2 set_parameter

 Title   : set_parameter
 Usage   : $parameter_object->set_parameter($param_name => $param_value);
 Function: Set the value of a parameter named $param_name to $param_value
 Returns : Void
 Args    : A hash containing name=>value pairs


sub set_parameter {
    my ($self,$name,$value) = @_;
    $self->{params}->{$name} = $value;

=head2 available_parameters

 Title   : available_parameters
 Usage   : my @paramnames = $parameter_object->available_parameters
 Function: Returns the names of the available parameters
 Returns : list of available parameter names
 Args    : none


sub available_parameters {
    my $self = shift;
    return keys %{$self->{params}};