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<?php

	/**
	 * Defines a class to be used for Objects Arrays Data Typing with PHP
	 * Use it if you plan to work with objects collections
	 * The toJSON and toXML maybe very useful in this case
	 * 
	 * @author Pablo Santiago Sánchez <hide@address.com>
	 * @copyright Copyright (c) 2008, Pablo Santiago Sánchez
	 * @license http://opensource.org/licenses/bsd-license.php BSD License
	 * @package pop
	 * @subpackage datatypes
	 */

	/**
	 * Class used to store a collection of objects of a certain type
	 * Used to create associations between objects on the database
	 * 
	 * @package pop
	 * @subpackage datatypes
	 */
	class PArrayOf
	{
		/**
		 * Stores the type of object allowed on the collection
		 * @access private
		 * @var string
		 */
		private $objecttype;
		/**
		 * Stores the collection of objects
		 * @access private
		 * @var mixed
		 */
		private $array = array();

		/**
		 * Constructor, in which you must inform the type of objects allowed
		 * @param string $objecttype type of object allowed on the collection
		 */		
		public function __construct($objecttype)
		{
			if ($objecttype)
				$this->objecttype 	= $objecttype;
			else
			{
				throw new Exception("You must say the type of object held by the array");
			}
		}

		/**
		 * Magic method to retrieve the collection
		 * @param string $name can be the object type or the array itself
		 * @return mixed could be the collection or the allowed object type or false
		 */
		public function &__get($name)
		{
			if ($name == "objecttype" || $name == "array")
				return $this->$name;
			else
				return false;
		}

		/**
		 * Adds an object to the collection
		 * @param object $element the added object
		 * @return bool true on success, false on failure 
		 */
		public function add($element)
		{
			if ($element instanceof $this->objecttype)
			{
				array_push($this->array, $element);
				return true;
			}
			else
			{
				throw new Exception("Only objects of type ".$this->objecttype." are allowed for addition");
			}
		}

		/**
		 * Removes an object from the collection
		 * @param string $criteria criteria can be the index of the object inside the array or the id attribute
		 * @param integer $value value of the criteria
		 * @return bool true on success, false on failure
		 */
		public function del($criteria,$value)
		{
			if($criteria == "index")
			{
				$index = $value;
				unset($this->array[$index]);
				return true;
			}
			else if($criteria == "id")
			{
				foreach($this->array as $index => $obj)
					if ($obj->id == $value)
						unset($this->array[$index]);
				return true;
			}
			else
			{
				throw new Exception("Only objects of type ".$this->objecttype." are allowed for removal");
			}
		}
		
		/**
		 * Resets the array, leaving an empty one in place
		 */
		public function reset()
		{
			$this->array = array();
		}

		/**
		 * Converts the array to a JSON String, useful on WebServices
		 * @param string $attr Internal use - for identation
		 * @param string $tab Internal use - for identation
		 * @param string $endcomma Internal use - for identation
		 * @return string 
		 */
		public function toJSON($attr,$tab,$endcomma)
		{
			$json = "";
			$length = count($this->array);
			$counter = 0;
			$endcomma = ",";
			foreach ($this->array as $obj)
			{
				if ($counter == $length-1)
					$endcomma = "";
				$json .= $obj->toJSON($attr,$tab."\t\t",$endcomma);
				$counter++;
			}

			return $json;
		}

		/**
		 * Converts the array to a XML String, useful on WebServices
		 * @return string 
		 */
		public function toXML()
		{
			$xml = "";

			foreach ($this->array as $obj)
				$xml .= $obj->toXML(null);

			return $xml;
		}

	}

?>
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