Completion

Completors

Note

Completors can be disabled using the completion_worse.disabled_completors configuration.

worse_parameter

Provides suggestions for arguments.

If there are suitable variables in the current scope they will be given priority if they match the type of the method parameter.

<?php

function foobar(string $string) {}

$foobar = 'foobar';
$barfoo = 1234;

foobar(/** completion invoked here */);

Given the cursor is at <> $foobar will be suggested with a higher priority than $barfoo and the parameter index will be shown in the completion description.

worse_constructor

As with worse_parameter but for constructor arguments.

worse_class_member

Provides class member (methods, properties and constants) suggestions. Triggered on :: and ->.

indexed_name

Provides class and function name completion from the Indexer.

scf_class

This completor will provide class names by scanning the vendor directory and transposing the file names into class names.

This completor is disabled by default when using the Language Server.

worse_local_variable

Provide completion for local variables in a scope. Triggered on $.

declared_function

Provide function name completion based on functions defined at _runtime_ in the Phpactor process.

Note that any functions which are not loaded when _Phpactor_ loads will not be available. So this is mainly useful for built-in functions.

This completor is disabled by default when using the Language Server.

declared_constant

Provide constant name completion based on constants defined at _runtime_ in the Phpactor process.

This is mainly useful for built-in constants (e.g. JSON_PRETTY_PRINT or PHP_INT_MAX).

worse_class_alias

Provide suggestions for any classes imported into the current class with aliases.

declared_class

Provide completion for class names from class names defined in the Phpactor process.

This is mainly useful when used with the scf_class completor to provide built-in classes.

This completor is disabled by default when using the Language Server.

Type inference

Assert

When encountering an assert with instanceof it will cast the variable to that type, or a union of that type. See also #instanceof.

<?php

assert($foo instanceof Hello);
assert($foo instanceof Hello || $foo instanceof Goodbye)

$foo-> // type: Hello|Goodbye

Assignments

Phpactor will track assignemnts:

<?php

$a = 'hello';
$b = $a;
$b; // type: string

… and assignments from method calls, class properties, anything reflectable, etc.

Catch

<?php

try {
   // something
} catch (MyException $e) {
    $e-> // type: MyException
}

Docblocks

Docblocks are supported for method parameters, return types, class properties and inline declartaions

<?php

/**
 * @var string
 */
private $scalar;

/**
 * @var string[]
 */
private $arrayOfType;

/**
 * @var Collection<MyThing>
 */
private $iterableOfMyThing;

Foreach

Understands foreach with the docblock array annotation:

<?php

/** @var Hello[] $foos */
$foos = [];

foreach ($foos as $foo) {
    $foo-> // type:Hello
}

Also understands simple generics:

<?php

/** @var ArrayIterator<Hello> $foos */
$foos = new ArrayIterator([ new Hello() ]);

foreach ($foos as $foo) {
    $foo-> // type:Hello
}

FunctionLike

Understands annonymous functions:

<?php

$barfoo = new Barfoo();
$function = function (Foobar $foobar) use ($barfoo) {
    $foobar-> // type: Foobar
    $barfoo-> // type: Barfoo
}

InstanceOf

if statements are evaluated, if they contain instanceof then the type is inferred:

<?php

if ($foobar instanceof Hello) {
    $foobar-> // type: Hello
}
<?php

if (false === $foobar instanceof Hello) {
    return;
}

$foobar-> // type: Hello
<?php

if ($foobar instanceof Hello || $foobar instanceof Goodbye) {
    $foobar-> // type: Hello|Goodbye
}

Variables

Phpactor supports type injection via. docblock:

<?php

/** @var Foobar $foobar */
$foobar-> // type: Foobar

and inference from parameters:

<?php

function foobar(Barfoo $foobar, $barbar = 'foofoo')
{
    $foobar; // type: Barfoo
    $barbar; // type: foofoo
}