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Aristophan
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:22 am    Post subject: property setters Reply with quote

Hi

Reading this forum, the Readme and possible others, I discovered the use of some setters (apart from the big 5, setFooDir) without any official use, since running a search in 3.1.4 (not sure I catched them all) I can't find them, except these 2 README examples.
Code:
Search "setDebugging" (0 hits in 0 files)
Search "setCaching" (1 hits in 1 files)
  /libs/Smarty/314/README (1 hits)
   Line 130: $smarty->setCaching(true);             // set $smarty->caching
Search "setForceCompile" (0 hits in 0 files)
Search "setCacheId" (1 hits in 1 files)
  /libs/Smarty/314/README (1 hits)
   Line 132: $smarty->setCacheId($id);              // set $smarty->cache_id
Search "setCacheLifetime" (0 hits in 0 files)
Search "setCompileCheck" (0 hits in 0 files)
Search "setUseSubDirs" (0 hits in 0 files)

If used in forum, they have never been contradicted.
So my question is: Is there any hidden function allowing these properties and is it up to the users to use them or not? Are there even more? Or is it just a foretaste of what is to come in future?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can use getter/setter on all properties. Most are currently not implemented physical but processed by an implementation inside __call().
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since we haven't really decided upon the configuration API to go with, Smarty currently allows you to use them all.
Code:
$smarty->use_sub_dirs = true;
// is the same as
$smarty->setUseSubDirs(true);
// and
echo $smarty->use_sub_dirs;
// is the same as
echo $smarty->getUseSubDirs();


Even if we introduced a new approach, say
Code:
$smarty->setOption('use_sub_dirs', true);
the old accessors would still work to maintain backward compatibility.

If you're accessing the configuration options frequently, I'd (currently) suggest going with the property access (for performance reasons).
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Aristophan
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

U.Tews wrote:
You can use getter/setter on all properties. Most are currently not implemented physical but processed by an implementation inside __call().


I see! Thank you. That is why I could not find it... Wink
Then every property foo_bar = (true/false/array/string/CONST) can be also set to (get)setFooBar(true/false/array/string/CONST), right?

So which one is the most futureress and best performing recommendation to use? With or without the getter/setter on all properties?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rodneyrehm wrote:
.... suggest going with the property access (for performance reasons).

Oh sorry I missed your comment with my last answer.
Erm..., which one do you mean by ...going with the property access?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$smarty->use_sub_dirs = true; // property access
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