Builder for generic and type safe decorators

0.1.2 2017-02-06 21:03 UTC

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Generic Decorator

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A builder for generic and type safe PHP decorators.


This library provides the DecoratorBuilder class, which follows the Builder pattern, and thus is similar in use as PHPUnit's MockBuilder interface.

You construct a new builder by calling DecoratorBuilder::newBuilder and passing in the object you want to decorate. Then you can call withBefore and withAfter, to define the decorated behaviour. Finally you call newDecorator and get the decorated instance.

public function __construct() {
    $this->repository = new DoctrineKittenRepository( /* ... */ );
    $this->stopWatch = new Stopwatch();

public function newProfilingKittenRepository(): KittenRepository {
    return DecoratorBuilder::newBuilder( $this->repository )
    	->withBefore( function() {
    		$this->stopWatch->start( 'KittenRepository' );
    	} )
    	->withAfter( function() {
			$this->stopWatch->stop( 'KittenRepository' );
		} )

The callable provided to withBefore and withAfter receives all arguments the decorated method receives.

->withBefore( function() {
	$this->logger->alert( 'KittenRepository', [ 'arguments' => func_get_args() ] );
} )

Missing features / roadmap

  • Allow decorating generated decorators (this will fatal error at present)
  • Support try-catch, ie for logging decorators
  • Provide a way to get the name of the calling method (anyone knows how to do that without crazy debug_backtrace hacks?)
  • Test presence of private and protected methods
  • Test final class
  • Test exceptions
  • Test internal calls to public methods

Release notes

0.1.2 (2017-02-06)

  • Made installable with PHPUnit Mock Objects 4.x

0.1.1 (2016-08-16)

  • Decorating classes with required constructor parameters now works

0.1.0 (2016-07-29)

  • Initial release