Refactoring Code

Sometimes you want to make big changes to your codebase like moving methods or classes.

Psalm has a refactoring tool you can access with either vendor/bin/psalm-refactor or vendor/bin/psalm --refactor, followed by appropriate commands.

Moving all classes from one namespace to another

vendor/bin/psalm-refactor --move "Ns1\*" --into "Some\Other\Namespace"

This moves all classes in Ns1 (e.g. Ns1\Foo, Ns1\Baz) into the specified namespace. Files are moved as necessary.

Moving classes between namespaces

vendor/bin/psalm-refactor --move "Ns1\Foo" --into "Ns2"

This tells Psalm to move class Ns1\Foo into the namespace Ns2, so any reference to Ns1\Foo becomes Ns2\Foo). Files are moved as necessary.

Moving and renaming classes

vendor/bin/psalm-refactor --rename "Ns1\Foo" --to "Ns2\Bar\Baz"

This tells Psalm to move class Ns1\Foo into the namespace Ns2\Bar and rename it to Baz, so any reference to Ns1\Foo becomes Ns2\Bar\Baz). Files are moved as necessary.

Moving methods between classes

vendor/bin/psalm-refactor --move "Ns1\Foo::bar" --into "Ns2\Baz"

This tells Psalm to move a method named bar inside Ns1\Foo into the class Ns2\Baz, so any reference to Ns1\Foo::bar becomes Ns2\Baz::bar). Psalm currently allows you to move static methods between aribitrary classes, and instance methods into child classes of that instance.

Moving and renaming methods

vendor/bin/psalm-refactor --rename "Ns1\Foo::bar" --to "Ns2\Baz::bat"

This tells Psalm to move method Ns1\Foo::bar into the class Ns2\Baz and rename it to bat, so any reference to Ns1\Foo::bar becomes Ns2\Baz::bat).