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Arroba: Extract annotation property values from classes

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This class can extract annotation property values from classes.

It extends the reflection class to extract annotations from comments in the code of a given class.

The class can get the values of given properties defined specified class annotations.

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Annotations consist of additional information that can be associated to different parts of the code of a project.

This class provides a solution to provide generic annotation support to PHP classes by extracting and parsing comments in the classes code with the annotation metadata in a format very similar to Java annotations.

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Arroba : A simple and fast way to use annotations in php. The need is the mother of invention, everybody knows this. I needed to use annotations in php and a library that I found did not attend me in one aspect: I would have to extend that class and thar would be very bad to me because it would extend my classes from my other classes (ORM, plugins...). Arroba's syntax is simple to use because programming should be so. Creating or personalizing tags to use in your projects is now an easier job. See above: /** * Person * @author Evaldo Barbosa * @Table(table=tb_pessoa,pkey = id) */ class Person { /** * Primary Key * @type= integer * @notnull = true * @size=255 * @meta (conf1=mycond, conf2=your_c) * @meta1 (attribute1=value_meta1) */ private $id; private $nome; protected $hash; } Class Person has annotations and one of its attributes has annotations too. You see two distinct types of annotations and A treats both. See how to implement it with Arroba: //To instantiate Arroba $ref = new \Arroba\Arroba("Person"); //Getting a specific value of key of class annotation echo $ref->getClassAnnotation('@Model')->table; //Getting a specific value of key of attribute annotation echo $ref->getPropertyAnnotation("id", "@meta1")->attribute1; Why to get one annotation at a time? Because you should know each annotation to treat each one individually.

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