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An implementation of the PSR-14 Event Dispatcher.


Installation via composer.

require alex-patterson-webdev/event-dispatcher ^0.1


The Listener Provider and Event Listener Registration

The Arp\EventDispatcher\Listener\ListenerProvider is an implementation of the Psr\EventDispatcher\ListenerProviderInterface. The class is designed to store and 'provide' an iterable collection of event listeners for a given event object.

We can register any PHP callable data type directly using the ListenerProvider::addListenerForEvent() method.

For example :

use My\Event\Foo;
use Arp\EventDispatcher\Listener\ListenerProvider;

$listenerProvider = new ListenerProvider();

$event = new Foo();

$listener = static function (Foo $event) {
    echo 'Event My\Event\Foo was dispatched' . PHP_EOL;

$listenerProvider->addListenerForEvent($event, $listener);

We can also attach an array of listeners with the addListenersForEvent() method.

$listeners = [
    static function (Foo $event) {
        echo 'Listener 1' . PHP_EOL;
    static function (Foo $event) {
        echo 'Listener 1' . PHP_EOL;

$listenerProvider->addListenersForEvent($event, $listeners);

The Event Dispatcher

The Arp\EventDispatcher\EventDispatcher class is responsible for the execution of the required event listeners and it does so by using an internal ListenerProvider.

When calling $dispatcher->dispatch($event) each event listener that is registered will for that event will be be executed in the configured order.

use Arp\EventDispatcher\EventDispatcher;

$dispatcher = new EventDispatcher($listenerProvider);


Any object can be used as an event; by default an internal EventNameResolver instance will return the fully qualified class name of the object to use as the event name. See the 'The Event Name Resolver' section for more configuration options.

Listener Priority

Internally the ListenerProvider will keep an iterable priority queue of all the listeners for each event you provide.

The $priority argument allows the ordering of each listener. Higher priority listeners will execute before lower priority listeners. If two or more listeners share the same priority, they will respect the order in which they where added.

use My\Event\Foo;
use Arp\EventDispatcher\Listener\ListenerProvider;

$event = new Foo();

$listener1 = static function (Foo $event) {
    echo 'Listener 1' . PHP_EOL;
$listener2 = static function (Foo $event) {
    echo 'Listener 2';

$listenerProvider->addListenerForEvent($event, $listener1, -100);
$listenerProvider->addListenerForEvent($event, $listener2, 100);


// Listener 2
// Listener 1

The Event Name Resolver

By default the EventNameResolver will use the fully qualified class name of the event object as the name of the event that will be dispatched. There may however be times where you would like to provide the name of the event as a property of the event object. This can be achieved by implementing Arp\EventDispacther\Resolver\EventNameAwareInterface on your event class or using the default Arp\EventDispacther\NamedEvent.

When an object that implements EventNameAwareInterface is passed to the EventNameResolver the provider will return the value of getEventName().

use Arp\EventDispatcher\Event\NamedEvent;

// Dispatch the 'foo' event
$eventDispatcher->dispatch(new NamedEvent('foo'));

Event Propagation

In accordance with the PSR, if provided with a Psr\EventDispatcher\StoppableEventInterface event instance the dispatcher will respect the result of the call isPropagationStopped(). If set to true the event dispatcher will be prevented from executing any further listeners.

Unit Tests

PHP Unit test using PHPUnit 8.

php vendor/bin/phpunit