Publish vendor_dir and base_dir as constants

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1.0.5 2021-07-08 13:22 UTC

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When do I need this?

If you are developing a composer package, and you want to know the location of the project root and/or the vendor directory.

Can I do without?

Sometimes you will work on your package stand alone, for instance on the unit tests. In that case your vendor directory can be determined relatively to a file.

You of course want your package to function when included via composer. Usually you can determine the vendor directory by going up a couple of directories. But don't forget to take the [vendor-dir] ( config option into account.

This package takes care of that. Even better: it calculates the directory during composer install. So it's faster.

How do I use it?

namespace MyVendor\MyApp;

use Hostnet\Component\Path\Path;

class ClassInNeed
    public function doSomethingWithPaths()
        $vendor_dir = Path::VENDOR_DIR
        $base_dir   = Path::BASE_DIR
        // ...


Install using composer by using the command line interface or adding the package name hostnet/path-composer-plugin-lib to composer.json

    "require": {
        "hostnet/path-composer-plugin-lib": "^1.0.0"