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Request #65056 Is there a plan for adding a ReflectionParameter::getDocComment() method?
Submitted: 2013-06-18 11:52 UTC Modified: 2016-01-07 11:37 UTC
From: benjamin dot morel at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Open Package: Reflection related
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 [2013-06-18 11:52 UTC] benjamin dot morel at gmail dot com
I've never seen any discussion regarding the addition of a 
ReflectionParameter::getDocComment() method.

The only mention I've found is in this post from 2005(!):

This would be a very useful feature for dependency injection frameworks.

For example, if you want to use annotations to configure dependency injection on 
the following class:

class Service
    public function __construct(PDO $pdo, $configuration)

You would need to do something like:

class Service
     * @InjectParam(name="pdo", value="database.connection")
     * @InjectParam(name="configuration", value="database.configuration")
    public function __construct(PDO $pdo, $configuration)

Whereas we could benefit from the following approach:

class Service
    public function __construct(
        /** @Inject("database.connection") */ PDO $pdo,
        /** @Inject("database.configuration") */ $configuration)


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 [2013-11-26 06:59 UTC]
-Type: Feature/Change Request +Type: Documentation Problem
 [2016-01-07 11:37 UTC]
-Type: Documentation Problem +Type: Feature/Change Request
 [2016-01-07 11:37 UTC]
This is not a documentation problem - The ReflectionParameter::getDocComment() function simply does not exist.

The engine currently does not support doc comments on a per-parameter basis, hence why it has not been exposed in the ReflectionParameter class.
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