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Loading SwiftMailer without Composer autoloader

Hello, guys. I am new in PHP and Phalcon, so i can't understand many things. Please, tell me how i can properly load SwiftMailer into my app without Composer autoloader. I use next approach:

loader.php:

require_once($config->application->vendorsDir.'swiftmailer/swiftmailer/lib/swift_required.php');

$loader = new \Phalcon\Loader();

$loader->registerPrefixes(
    array(
       "Swift_"    => $config->application->vendorsDir.'swiftmailer/swiftmailer/lib/classes/Swift',
    )
);

But is this right? Should i use this require_once in that place? If not, please tell, where it must be?



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Accepted
answer

I am sorry, but why don't you use the Composer?

composer.json:

{
    "require": {
        "swiftmailer/swiftmailer": "v5.4.0",
    }
}

loader.php:

    /**
     * Include composer autoloader
     */
    require __DIR__ . $config->application->vendorsDir . '/autoload.php';

somewhere in the project:

$message = \Swift_Message::newInstance()


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I thought, using Composer autoloader with Phalcon autoloader will slow my app. Today tested it with WebGrind and seems like it's not. The speed is almost the same. Thank you for answer!



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edited Apr '15

Classmap might help you, if you have a lot of packages and worry about performace.

https://getcomposer.org/doc/04-schema.md#classmap

Additionally, it can dump an optimized autoloader that converts PSR-0/4 packages into classmap ones for performance reasons. In large applications with many classes, the autoloader can take up a substantial portion of every request's time. Using classmaps for everything is less convenient in development, but using this option you can still use PSR-0/4 for convenience and classmaps for performance.

https://getcomposer.org/doc/03-cli.md#dump-autoload

edited Apr '15

I don't autoload SwiftMailer - I just add it to my DI. No need to mess with Composer or autoloading because the path and library isn't going to be changing.



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edited Apr '15

I don't autoload SwiftMailer - I just add it to my DI. No need to mess with Composer or autoloading because the path and library isn't going to be changing.

In my case phalcon-mailer library require this dependencies. So, i don't know how to resolve dependencies, like

use Swift_Mailer;
use Swift_Message;

without Comoser autoloader.

Just download the SwiftMailer package from GitHub: https://github.com/swiftmailer/swiftmailer.

I should note that if you've got it working with Composer, there's not really much point in doing things this way. I was just posting for posterity in case someone else had the same question as you in the future, and wanted another option other than Composer.