Removes debug statements, which shouldn't be in production ever

0.5 2018-04-19 09:13 UTC


Fixers set for PHP-CS-Fixer. Removes debug statements, which shouldn't be in production ever.

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If you have ever had 500 Error on production because dump() function is missing, or you forget to remove debug statements time to time - this small package is for you.

Debug statements are good for debugging, but it should never get to master branch.

Initially proposed as RFC in PHP-CS-Fixer repository, it was considered too risky to have it in core (see discussion at PHP-CS-Fixer/PHP-CS-Fixer#2218)

N.B. These fixers are risky and potentially can break your application. You should understand consequences of having it in your project (especially a legacy one). You are warned.

Functions being removed:

  • dump()
  • var_dump()
  • dd()


  1. Install it:

    $ composer require drew/debug-statements-fixers:^0.4 --dev
  2. Adjust your PHP-CS-Fixer config:

    # .php_cs.dist
    $finder = PhpCsFixer\Finder::create()
        ->in([__DIR__.'/src', __DIR__.'/tests']);
    return PhpCsFixer\Config::create()
            //any fixers you would like to have
            'RemoveDebugStatements/dump' => true,
        ->registerCustomFixers([new Drew\DebugStatementsFixers\Dump()])
  3. Enjoy.


Works best when integrated with your CI server, just add this step to your CI config:

$ php vendor/bin/php-cs-fixer fix --diff --dry-run -v