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PHP Designing Interfaces in PHP Introducing Interfaces Autoloading

Darrell Conklin
Darrell Conklin
21,862 Points

Question about autoloader function

I was curious as to why we used

__DIR__ . '/*'

instead of

__DIR__ . '/classes'

since we were only looking for classes anyway.

1 Answer

Brandyn Lordi
Brandyn Lordi
17,778 Points

So we can check every file inside every folder. If we want to use a different file down the road that might not be inside the classes folder, this function will still work.

The function is looping through each directory that's inside the current directory- in search of matching files.