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Class: PHP AutoLoad One
Generate scripts to autoload classes of a project
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AutoloadOne is a program that generates an autoload class for PHP. This class is useful to autoload classes without using "include". Contrary to other alternatives, it supports the easiest way to autoload classes using PHP without sacrifice performance. How it works?. AutoLoadOne pre-calculates every class of a project and generates a single autoload.php file that it's ready to use. You don't need a specific folder, structure or rule to use it. Just generate the autoload class, include and you are ready to load any class (even classes without a namespace, classes in the namespace in different folders, multiple classes defined in a single file...).

> "Autoloading classes in PHP, any class, any time!"

Composer Autoload features:

  • One class per file
  • One Namespace per file.
  • The file must have a namespace.
  • It requires composer.
  • It validates the file each file the class is loaded per user.
  • The structure of the folders should be pre-defined.
  • Support CLI

AutoLoadOne extended features:

  • One or Many classes per file.
  • One or many namespaces per file.
  • The file could contain optionally a namespace.
  • It only requires PHP
  • The folder structure and classes are validated once.
  • If you add a class that shares a previous folder and uses the previous namespace, then you don't need to run the generator.
  • You could use any structure of folder. It's recommended to use the same folder for the same namespace but it's not a requisite.
  • Support CLI and Web-UI.
  • It doesn't require APCU, lock files or cache.
  • Itīs compatible with practically any project, including a project that uses Composer's autoload.
  • PSR-0, PSR-4, and practically any specification, since you don't need to use any special configuration or standard.

Usage (generate code via Web)

1) copy the file autoloadone.php somewhere.

2) For security, you couldedit the first lines of the class autoloadone.php. Change the user, password and autoloadenter if it's required.

define("_AUTOLOADENTER",true); // if you want to autoload (no user or password) then set to true

3) Start the browser

Enter your user and password. If _AUTOLOADENTER is true then you are logged automatically.

autoloadone login

4) Select the folder to scan, the include file to generate and press the button generate.

autoloadone screen

  • Root Folder : The folder to scan.
  • Generated File: The full path (local) of the autoinclude.php. Even if you are not using the generation of file, you must specify it, because the program uses for determine the relative path.
  • Save File: If you check it, then generate file will be generated. If PHP doesn't have access to save the file, then you could copy the code manually (screen Result)
  • Excluded Namespace : Namespace excluded of mapping.
  • Excluded Map : Paths excluded to scan (they are not recursives)

5) The result should looks this:

autoloadone screen2

Usage (via cli)

In the shell, browser to the folder where you want to generate the code and run the next command

php folder/located/autoloadone.php -current

Usage (generate class)

1) include the generated file by the previous step. ex: autoinclude.php

define("_AUTOLOADONEDEBUG",true); // this line is optional.
include "autoinclude.php";

and that's it!.

In the /test folder you could find some example to try.

> Note:Now, you could delete autoloadone.php


> If you want to exclude a class, you could add the namespace to the exclude list, or you could skip a folder. > Also, if a class has the next comment, it's excluded automatically:

// @noautoload


2018-06-24 First version


  • CLI (more commands)
  • Clean the code.
  • The generation fails if a php file has an error.
  • Specify the extensions. By default it scans only .php files.
  • While the program has a build-in-security measure, however I suggest to protect add new layers of protection such as putting autoloadone.php outside of the public folder.