# Coding Standard

The coding standard exists as good practice for keeping the syntax cohesive as possible.

# Casing

  • PascalCase for classes and interfaces
  • SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE for constants
  • camelCase for everything else

# Code Style

Code style is provided using EasyCodingStandard (opens new window), defined at the ecs.php (opens new window) file, which extends ecs-chevere.php (opens new window).

# Implementing in your project

Install EasyCodingStandard with composer.

composer require symplify/easy-coding-standard --dev

Install chevere/code-style (opens new window) remote repository as code-style in your project root. This will provide the .ecs/ directory.

git remote add code-style https://github.com/chevere/code-style.git

# Retrieving assets

Fetch code-style to download/update the base styling.

git fetch code-style

Merge code-style changes into your working branch (for example, main).

git merge code-style/main --allow-unrelated-histories

# .ecs/ecs.php

<?php // ecs.php


use Symfony\Component\DependencyInjection\Loader\Configurator\ContainerConfigurator;

return static function (ContainerConfigurator $containerConfigurator): void {
    $containerConfigurator->import(__DIR__ . '/ecs-chevere.php');
    // extra config here

# Custom header comment

Use a plain text file at .ecs/.header to define the header comment for your coding standard.

This file is part of projectName.

(c) My Name <user@email-hostname>

For the full copyright and license information, please view the LICENSE
file that was distributed with this source code.

# Typing

# Type Hinting

  • All parameters, properties and return expressions should be type hinted

# Code comments

Comments in logic are very discouraged and it should be used only in the following cases:

  • @codeCoverage tags
  • Type hinting (for example, in loops)

# DocBlocks

DocBlock content should be short as possible, relevant and omit the obvious.

  • Use markdown
  • @throws must be provided for all known exceptions
  • @param and @return should be avoided (prefer typed code)
Last Updated: 10/24/2021, 2:05:03 PM