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Witchcraft for PHP

There are two kinds of people. Those who like their accessors and mutators to start with get and set. This is also what PHP-FIG seems to suggest.

$unicorn = new Unicorn();
$unicorn->setBirthday("1930-24-12")->setColor("rainbow");
print $unicorn->getAge();

It works well with IDE autocompletion. It is also easy to write API documentation using PHPDoc. Then there are those like me who prefer to leave get and set out.

$unicorn = new Unicorn();
$unicorn->birthday("1930-24-12")->color("rainbow");
print $unicorn->age();

Or sometimes even access them as properties.

$unicorn = new Unicorn();
$unicorn->birthday = "1930-24-12";
$unicorn->color = "rainbow";
print $unicorn->age;

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