ehough/iconic

Fork of Symfony's Dependency Injection component compatible with PHP 5.2+.

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v2.5.4 2014-09-24 18:21 UTC

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Fork of Symfony's Dependency Injection component compatible with PHP 5.2+.

Motivation

Symfony's Dependency Injection component is a powerful DI library, but it's only compatible with PHP 5.3+. While 97% of PHP servers run PHP 5.2 or higher, 32% of all servers are still running PHP 5.2 or lower (source). It would be a shame to exempt this library from nearly a third of the world's servers just because of a few version incompatibilities.

Once PHP 5.3+ adoption levels near closer to 100%, this library will be retired.

Differences from Symfony's Dependency Injection component

The primary difference is naming conventions of the Symfony classes. Instead of the \Symfony\Component\DependencyInjection namespace (and sub-namespaces), prefix the Symfony class names with ehough_iconic and follow the PEAR naming convention

A few examples of class naming conversions:

\Symfony\Component\DependencyInjection\ContainerBuilder           ----->    ehough_iconic_ContainerBuilder
\Symfony\Component\DependencyInjection\Compiler\Compiler          ----->    ehough_iconic_compiler_Compiler
\Symfony\Component\DependencyInjection\ParameterBag\ParameterBag  ----->    ehough_iconic_parameterbag_ParameterBag

Other gotchas when using iconic instead of Symfony's Dependency Injection component

  • Most of the loaders and dumpers can only be used with PHP 5.3+
  • The expression language feature is only available with PHP 5.3+

Usage

Here is a simple example that shows how to register services and parameters:

$sc = new ehough_iconic_ContainerBuilder();
$sc
    ->register('foo', '%foo.class%')
    ->addArgument(new ehough_iconic_Reference('bar'))
;
$sc->setParameter('foo.class', 'Foo');

$sc->get('foo');

Method Calls (Setter Injection):

$sc = new ehough_iconic_ContainerBuilder();

$sc
    ->register('bar', '%bar.class%')
    ->addMethodCall('setFoo', array(new ehough_iconic_Reference('foo')))
;
$sc->setParameter('bar.class', 'Bar');

$sc->get('bar');

Factory Class:

If your service is retrieved by calling a static method:

$sc = new ehough_iconic_ContainerBuilder();

$sc
    ->register('bar', '%bar.class%')
    ->setFactoryClass('%bar.class%')
    ->setFactoryMethod('getInstance')
    ->addArgument('Aarrg!!!')
;
$sc->setParameter('bar.class', 'Bar');

$sc->get('bar');

File Include:

For some services, especially those that are difficult or impossible to autoload, you may need the container to include a file before instantiating your class.

$sc = new ehough_iconic_ContainerBuilder();

$sc
    ->register('bar', '%bar.class%')
    ->setFile('/path/to/file')
    ->addArgument('Aarrg!!!')
;
$sc->setParameter('bar.class', 'Bar');

$sc->get('bar');

Releases and Versioning

Releases are synchronized with the upstream Symfony repository. e.g. ehough/iconic v2.3.2 has merged the code from symfony/DependencyInjection v2.3.2.