# VarSupport

# Summary

Extra tools for handling variables.

# Installing

VarSupport is available through Packagist (opens new window) and the repository source is at chevere/var-support (opens new window).

# ObjectVariable

The ObjectVariable component is in charge of handling an object variable.

# Creating ObjectVariable

use Chevere\VarSupport\ObjectVariable;

$object = new ObjectVariable($var);
$var = $object->variable();

# Assert clonable

Use assertClonable to assert if the object variable can be cloned.

$boolean = $object->assertClonable();

# StorableVariable

The StorableVariable component is in charge of handling a variable that can be stored (state).

A storable variable for Chevere is any PHP variable that can be stored as a string representation. All variable types can be stored with the exception of type resource.

# Creating StorableVariable

use Chevere\VarSupport\StorableVariable;

$storable = new StorableVariable($var);
$var = $storable->variable();

# Export

The toExport method exports the variable, this return value should be used when creating a file return.

$export = $storable->toExport();
    '<?php return '.$export.';'

# Serialize

The toSerialize method provides a shortcut for serialize($var).

$string = $storable->toSerialize();