A simple parameter bag to make working with arrays easier

dev-master 2015-11-04 18:31 UTC

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Last update: 2021-10-17 16:36:27 UTC


Bag is a simple parameter bag class to make working with arrays easier.

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Boilerplate isset calls whenever working with arrays can be a pain.

function foo (array $data) {
    if (!isset($data['status']) || !isset($data['data']['foo'])) || $data['status'] !== 'success') {
        return false;
    return $data['data']['foo'];

// vs

function bar (array $data) {
    $data = new Bag($data);

    if ($bag->get('status') !== 'success') {
        return false;

    return $bag->get('data.foo');

Note: isset boilerplate will hopefully be much less of a chore in PHP7 with the isset ternary operator


$array = [
    'foo' => 'bar',
    'hello' => 'world',
    'items' => [
        'first' => 'fizz',
        'second' => 'buzz'

$bag = new Adam\Bag\Bag($array);

// Get a value by key
$bag->get('foo'); // string "bar"

// Set some value by key
$bag->set('fizz', 'buzz');

// Return a default value if the key is not set
$bag->get('ziff'); // null
$bag->get('ziff', 'my_default_value'); // string "my_default_value"

// Use dot notation for multidimensional arrays
$bag->get('items.first'); // string "fizz"
$bag->set('items.third', 'foovalue');

// Get the value of an item and then remove it
$bag->pluck('foo'); // string "bar"
$bag->get('foo'); // null

// Get the raw data
$bag->all(); // array

// Empty the data

// Or just use it like an array
$bag['foo'] = 'bar';
$bag['foo']; // string "bar"
$bag->get('foo'); // string "bar"


We welcome any contributions to this project. They can be made via GitHub issues or pull requests.


This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE.txt file for details


Adam Nicholson - adamnicholson10@gmail.com