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Using the method’s body in your code can sometimes be more practical than using the method itself, in which case you will need to replace the calls to the method with the actual method’s content. This can be tricky in some cases since you'll need to handle multiple function calls, maintain proper variables' scopes and default values, and reformat the resulting code. The new Inline refactoring will help you with all of the above.
To help you easily migrate your code between the imperative and functional coding styles, PhpStorm 2018.1 introduces several new inspections and quick fixes. These will convert loops into the array_map, array_filter and array_fill function calls, and vice versa. Only the equivalent transformations are performed, and the logic of your code does not change.
With TDD becoming more and more popular, the situations are pretty common, in which the test is already in place, but the covered class does not exist yet. To handle such situations, PhpStorm 2018.1 will help you generate a class together with the class methods from an existing test. PhpStorm will also take your PSR-0/PSR-4 structure into account to generate the target class and the class methods in their respective locations.
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