Inflectors

Introduction

Inflectors allow you to define the manipulation of an object of a specific type as the final step before it is returned by the container.

This is useful for example when you want to invoke a method on all objects that implement a specific interface.

Usage

Imagine that you have a LoggerAwareInterface and would like to invoke the method called setLogger passing in a logger every time a class is retrieved that implements this interface.

<?pgp declare(strict_types=1);

$container = new League\Container\Container;

$container->add('Acme\Logger');
$container->add('Acme\LoggerAwareClass'); // implements LoggerAwareInterface
$container->add('Acme\Other\LoggerAwareClass'); // implements LoggerAwareInterface

$container
    ->inflector('LoggerAwareInterface')
    ->invokeMethod('setLogger', ['Acme\Logger']) // Acme\Logger will be resolved via the container
;

Now instead of adding a method call to each class individually we can simply define an inflector to invoke the method for every class of that type.