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Zend Framework View Script Recursion

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We know that in Zend Framework View Scripts it’s possible  to run in a recursion using a View Helper – either Partial, or Action, or a custom one.

However all of these become a certain execution overhead in case we need just a simple one-time tree traversal. Also for readability purpose, it would be nice to have the recursion defined inline.

Luckily, since PHP 5.3 we can use self referencing closures to define the behavior within the script:


<?php
$showTree = function(array $entities) use(&$showTree) {?>
 <?if(!$entities) return?>
 <ul>
 <?foreach($entities as $entity):?>
 <li><?=$entity->getName()?></li>
 <?=$showTree($entity->getChildren())?>
 <?endforeach?>
 </ul>
<?}
?>
<?=$showTree($this->entities)?>

Written by Seva

2013-04-03 (April 3) at 11:37:04

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