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Advanced Sourcecode Reflection in PHP: Retrieve extended class reflection information

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This package can retrieve extended reflection information on classes or functions.

It can extends the reflection classes and parses PHP source code to retrieve additional details on classes and functions.

Currently it returns the body of their code, the declaration, the line, column and file position in the source file, besides other details that can be retrieved by the base reflection support.

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PHP 5 introduced reflection support in PHP, thus allowing applications to introspect PHP classes at runtime and do something useful with classes meta-information.

This class goes further by parsing the actual PHP source code to provide additional useful meta-information details besides what PHP reflection support provides.

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To use this library simplycreate instances of:

* AdvancedReflectionClass,
* AdvancedReflectionMethod,

* AdvancedReflectionFunction,

These are extending the ReflectionClass, ReflectionMethod and
ReflectionFunction built in the PHP 5.x, so they are equipped 
with all the methods from the original Reflection PHP mechanism 
and additional ones:

* getBody() returns source code (string) containing main body of 
the class/method/function

* getDeclaration() returns source code (string) containing entire
 declaration of the class/method/function

* getStartColumn() returns starting column number (integer) of the
 class/method/function in the starting line of code (getStartLine()).

* getStartPosition() returns position (integer) of the first character
 of the class/method/function in the sourcecode file

Example taken from the PHP manual and modified for this library:

namespace A\B;

class Foo { public $test; }

$function = new \System\Reflection\AdvancedReflectionClass('A\\B\\Foo');



See examples files for futher info.
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