News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Stefan Koopmanschap's Blog:
GlobIterator Easy access to specific files
April 17, 2012 @ 12:43:42

Stefan Koopmanschap has a new post to his blog showing a handy use of the GlobIterator to access only certain files.

For a project I am working on I needed to iterate over all .xml files in a specific directory. I started out with a DirectoryIterator, then considered I didn't want the XML filtering to take place inside my foreach loop. I decided to add a FilterIterator to the setup, but then felt this was not the right solution either. So I turned to my favorite SPL guru, Joshua Thijssen, to see if I was overseeing some kind of filter-option in the DirectoryIterator. I didn't, but I did oversee something else: GlobIterator.

The GlobIterator lets you use functionality similar to the glob function (including being able to use wildcards in file searching) and get the resulting list back as a set of SplFileInfo objects, complete with additional metadata that can be extracted.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
globiterator spl iterator glob filesystem find


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Rob Allen's Blog: Simple Zend_Form File Upload Example Revisited

Ralph Schindler's Blog: Exception Best Practices in PHP 5.3

Make Me Pulse Blog: Tips : RecursiveArrayIterator on mulitdimensional Array

Johannes Schluter's Blog: Data structures in PHP 5.3

Davey Shafik's Blog: PHP Streams Rock my World!


Community Events

Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


laravel5 podcast conference development release laravel framework library unittest opinion psr7 community interview language api voicesoftheelephpant extension wordpress introduction series

All content copyright, 2015 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework