[development] PHP checkstyle

Fanis Hatzidakis drupal at hatzidakis.org
Mon Mar 23 18:15:16 UTC 2009

PDT doesn't have it but Zend Studio for Eclipse has a php formatter
with profile import/export capability and all the customization
options I can think of. It works very well. I've been using it not
just to keep my code in check but also in order to read code by
others. Just open the file, hit ctrl+shift+F, and it formats the code
based on the currently selected profile.

There's also http://pear.php.net/package/PHP_CodeSniffer which runs
from the cli and reports on code that violates some defined standards.


On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 12:31, Dipen <dipench at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for that, but I want it for code readability where in I can set
> things like "eclipse should show a warning if I am using camelcase for
> variables", "If there are more than 100 characters in 1 line of code then it
> should present a warning and auto formatter should fold it two lines" the
> way checkstyle plugin works for java (give proper checkstyle.xml). Syntax
> errors are automatically identified by PDT, I'll look into -l as to what all
> features does it provide. But I want something embedded into my IDE which
> prompts me of style errors and coding standard errors as I make them.
> Thanks again
> On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 3:41 PM, Victor Kane <victorkane at gmail.com> wrote:
>> PHP does have its own built in "lint" (like the one we used to use every
>> day with C programs).
>> $ php -l my.module
>> No syntax errors detected in lcph.module
>> See http://www.snakelegs.org/2006/05/18/lint-php/ for article.
>> Victor Kane
>> http://awebfactory.com.ar
>> http://projectflowandtracker.com
>> On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 7:02 AM, Dipen <dipench at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi list,
>>>  After searching google for 1 hr I am still unable to find an equivalent
>>> for java checkstyle for PHP which would play nice with eclipse. I could find
>>> this http://developer.spikesource.com/wiki/index.php?title=Projects:phpcheckstyleNews
>>> and one abandoned project with no releases on sourceforge. Does anyone know
>>> of checkstyle eclipse plugin for PHP (doesnt need to be all featureful).
>>> Also how do you manage this kind of task? Checkstyle eclipse plugin for java
>>> Thanks
>>> Dipen

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