Disable PHP code sniffer rules

I work with Moodle code a lot and on most (if not all) projects codesniffer is employed to ensure a degree of coding consistency and quality.

However, there are times when a specific rule is not appropriate. For example, I recently wrote a PHP fixture file for testing restyling of checkboxes and radio buttons. Since this is a fixture file, I don’t need to or want to check for a login. There are two ways I can fix this:

a) I can disable code sniffing for the entire file by adding the following to the top of the file:

// @codingStandardsIgnoreFile

b) Ignore the specific violating rule:

// phpcs:disable moodle.Files.RequireLogin.Missing

In this case solution (b) is much more preferable because it leaves the rest of the sniffs intact. Where did I get “moodle.Files.RequireLogin.Missing” from? Well, that is simply the sniff that was reported as a failure and it was outputted by codesniffer — e.g:

47 | | config inclusion. None found. (moodle.Files.RequireLogin.Missing)

After applying the rule exclusion detailed in solution (b), codesniffer will now ignore this aspect of my fixture file and everything will pass.

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