A tool for preserving comments, e.g. when parsing YAML files.

1.0.2 2019-07-30 05:52 UTC

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A tool for preserving comments, e.g. when parsing YAML files.

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Do lightweight editing on YAML files and then rewrite the file without losing embedded comments.


// First step: read the file, parse the yaml, edit and dump the results.

$original_contents = file_get_contents($filepath);
$parsed_data = Yaml::parse($original_contents);
$processed_data = $this->my_processing_function($parsed_data);
$altered_contents = Yaml::dump($parsed_data, PHP_INT_MAX, 2, Yaml::DUMP_MULTI_LINE_LITERAL_BLOCK);

// Second step: collect comments from original document and inject them into result.

$commentManager = new Comments();
$commentManager->collect(explode("\n", $original_contents));
$altered_with_comments = $commentManager->inject(explode("\n", $altered_contents));

$result = implode("\n", $altered_with_comments);


The comment manager collects groups of comment lines and associates them with the first non-blank content line that follows the comment. If there are multiple non-blank content lines that are exactly the same, then the comment lines are re-injected in the same order they appeared in the original file.


$ composer require consolidation/comments

Comparison to Existing Solutions

See Klausi's yaml_comments.