Remove "final" keywords from classes and methods in vendor packages with Unfinalize

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Unfinalize by Steve Bauman just released v1, and those release notes are worth a minute of your time.

Unfinalize is a package that uses PHP CS Fixer to permanently remove final keywords from composer vendor packages.

Please Note: you'll need to fork this package if you want to use it as the PHP CS Fixer team has marked the original package as a conflict. You can get around this by forking this package with a new name.

- final class Foo
+ class Foo
{
- final public function bar()
+ public function bar()
{
// ...
}
}

When you run it, it does the following:

  • Updates to PHP files are done safely, quickly, and performant.
  • Changes are stored permanently. There is no performance impact using Unfinalize.
  • No additional dependencies to your application. Unfinalize and its dependencies are compiled into a single phar file.

Unfinalize Usage

Install it first:

composer require stevebauman/unfinalize

Then, inside your composer.json file, add the vendor packages you want to remove the final keywords from inside:

{
"unfinalize": [
"vendor/package"
]
}

Next, add the unfinalize command to your composer.json so it runs on composer update:

{
"scripts": {
"post-update-cmd": [
"@php vendor/bin/unfinalize run"
]
}
}

Finally, run composer update.

Unfinalize Options

--mark-final

If you would like final classes and methods to be marked with a @final doc block, you may add the --mark-final option to the unfinalize command:

{
"scripts": {
"post-update-cmd": [
"@php vendor/bin/unfinalize run --mark-final"
]
}
}

Which will produce:

Before:

final class Foo
{
final public function bar()
{
// ...
}
}

After:

/**
* @final
*/
class Foo
{
/**
* @final
*/
public function bar()
{
// ...
}
}

--dry

Execute a dry run to see what files will be modified by PHP CS Fixer.

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