Intelligent classloaders PHP 5
Fork of Symfony's ClassLoader component compatible with PHP 5.2+.
Symfony's ClassLoader component is a fantastic classloading 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 half 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 ClassLoader component
The primary difference is naming conventions of Symfony's classes. Instead of the
(and sub-namespaces), instead prefix the class names with
ehough_pulsar and follow the PEAR
A few examples of class naming conversions:
\Symfony\Component\ClassLoader\ApcClassLoader -----> ehough_pulsar_ApcClassLoader \Symfony\Component\ClassLoader\UniversalClassLoader -----> ehough_pulsar_UniversalClassLoader
Please see the Symfony documentation for general use instructions.
pulsar also includes a novel class for Composer-based projects,
ehough_pulsar_ComposerClassLoader, which features:
- All functionality of the UniversalClassLoader
- Recognition and proper handling of Composer autoloading
Simple to create and use. Just point it to your
$classLoader = new ehough_pulsar_ComposerClassloader('/path/to/your/vendor/directory');
Releases are synchronized with the upstream Symfony repository. e.g.
ehough/pulsar v2.3.1 has merged the code