Directory independent extensions

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How to implement directory independent extensions ΒΆ

Many people want to use downloaded extensions in their own way. As for me the most of the extensions are require me to correct Yii::import() inside their source code. All these extensions are directory dependent. To avoid a situation described I suggest to implement pseudo-anonymous aliases:

// take the current extension path
$dir = dirname(__FILE__);
// generate alias name
$alias = md5($dir);
// create alias
Yii::setPathOfAlias($alias,$dir);
// import another classes
Yii::import($alias.'.anotherClass');
Yii::import($alias.'.andAnoTherClass');
//...
//if you want, you can destroy an alias created
Yii::setPathOfAlias($alias,'');

Using this technique you can create a really directory-independent extension.

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Created on: Nov 19, 2010
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