ZF-11432: Provide a mechanism to load library code that works with filenames in the same way as classes are loaded.

Issue Type: Improvement Created: 2011-06-03T11:56:16.000+0000 Last Updated: 2011-08-07T15:14:00.000+0000 Status: Open Fix version(s): Reporter: Richard Quadling (rquadling) Assignee: Matthew Weier O'Phinney (matthew) Tags: - Zend_Loader

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If you have classes and a library of functions, you may file them in the same directory structure.


For an abstract class called Util_TypedArray and its Util_TypedArray_Exception class:

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For generic string and array function libraries:

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Internally, Zend_Loader converts Util_TypedArray into /Util/TypedArray.php.

My patch (…&) exposes this conversion as a public static method.

This allows me to code something like this ...

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// $Id: arrayColumnExtract.php,v 1.0.4 2011-05-04T14:09:43+01:00 RichardQ $

require_once 'Zend/Loader/Autoloader.php';
$o_ZendLoaderAutoLoader = Zend_Loader_Autoloader::getInstance();

 * Include the Array library.
include_once Zend_Loader::standardiseFile('Util_Library_Array');

Allowing the same userland naming convention/structure of classes and libraries.

How do I get this code part of the next release?


Richard Quadling.


Posted by Richard Quadling (rquadling) on 2011-08-07T15:14:00.000+0000

I'm wondering if the method should be called normaliseFile() (or normalizeFile() depending upon consensus).

With the various ongoing discussions on autoloading functions in the PHP Internals mailing list, a normalize method could be used for all things being autoloaded (interfaces, traits, classes and potentially functions, as well as libraries as I've demonstrated here).

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