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Hoa is a modular, extensible and structured set of PHP libraries.
Moreover, Hoa aims at being a bridge between industrial and research worlds.


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This library contains several development tools. This is for developers or maintainers. Sometimes it can be useful to users also, but in particular cases.

Learn more.


With Composer, to include this library into your dependencies, you need to require hoa/devtools:

$ composer require hoa/devtools '~1.0'

For more installation procedures, please read the Source page.


Before running the test suites, the development dependencies must be installed:

$ composer install

Then, to run all the test suites:

$ vendor/bin/hoa test:run

For more information, please read the contributor guide.

Quick usage

We propose a quick overview of some commands.


Fix coding style of Hoa. It embraces PSR-1 and PSR-2, in addition to some extra fixers.

$ hoa devtools:cs --diff .

Requires PHP-CS-Fixer to be installed.


Check the dependencies of a specific library.

$ hoa devtools:dependency console
Dependency for the library Console:
    • hoa/consistency => …
    • hoa/event => …
    • hoa/exception => …
    • hoa/file => …
    • hoa/stream => …
    • hoa/ustring =>


Help to write (and send) a diagnostic report. Very useful to help users.

$ hoa devtools:diagnostic --section bin
self = "…/hoa"
hoa = "/usr/local/lib/Hoa.central"
php_dir = "…/bin"
php = "…/bin/php"


Generate the documentation of all libraries installed:

$ hoa devtools:documentation


Expand entity names to ease auto-completion in IDE.

$ hoa devtools:expandflexentities


Check if a library requires a new snapshot or not.

$ hoa devtools:requiresnapshot console
A snapshot is required, since … days (tag …, … commits to publish)!

If yes, you are probably likely to use hoa devtools:snapshot.


Get the state of a library.

$ hoa devtools:state core


The hack book of Hoa\Devtools contains detailed information about how to use this library and how it works.

To generate the documentation locally, execute the following commands:

$ composer require --dev hoa/devtools
$ vendor/bin/hoa devtools:documentation --open

More documentation can be found on the project's website: hoa-project.net.

Getting help

There are mainly two ways to get help:


Do you want to contribute? Thanks! A detailed contributor guide explains everything you need to know.


Hoa is under the New BSD License (BSD-3-Clause). Please, see LICENSE for details.