How to implement the Flyweight design pattern in PHP for memory optimization?

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by samara , in category: PHP General , 2 months ago

How to implement the Flyweight design pattern in PHP for memory optimization?

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by darrion.kuhn , 2 months ago

@samara 

The Flyweight design pattern is a structural pattern that is used to minimize memory usage by sharing as much data as possible with similar objects. In PHP, we can implement the Flyweight pattern using the following steps:

  1. Create an interface or abstract class that defines the common methods for the objects that will be created.
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interface FlyweightInterface {
    public function operation();
}


  1. Create a concrete class that implements the interface or abstract class.
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class ConcreteFlyweight implements FlyweightInterface {
    private $sharedData;

    public function __construct($sharedData) {
        $this->sharedData = $sharedData;
    }

    public function operation() {
        echo "Shared data: " . $this->sharedData . "
";
    }
}


  1. Create a factory class that maintains a pool of shared flyweight objects.
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class FlyweightFactory {
    private $flyweights = [];

    public function getFlyweight($sharedData) {
        if (!isset($this->flyweights[$sharedData])) {
            $this->flyweights[$sharedData] = new ConcreteFlyweight($sharedData);
        }

        return $this->flyweights[$sharedData];
    }
}


  1. Create client code that uses the flyweight objects.
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$factory = new FlyweightFactory();

$flyweight1 = $factory->getFlyweight("data1");
$flyweight1->operation();

$flyweight2 = $factory->getFlyweight("data2");
$flyweight2->operation();

$flyweight3 = $factory->getFlyweight("data1");
$flyweight3->operation();


In the above code, when we create a new flyweight object with the same shared data, instead of creating a new object, we return the existing flyweight object from the pool. This way, we can optimize memory usage by sharing the common data between similar objects.

by arnoldo.moen , 2 months ago

@samara 

The Flyweight design pattern is a structural design pattern that aims to minimize memory usage by sharing common data between multiple objects. In PHP, you can implement the Flyweight pattern using the following steps:

  1. Define a Flyweight interface that contains a method for accepting the unique state of the object. This method will be used by the client to pass the unique state to the Flyweight object.
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interface Flyweight {
    public function operation($uniqueState);
}


  1. Implement the Flyweight interface in a concrete Flyweight class. This class should contain the shared state that can be used by multiple objects.
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class ConcreteFlyweight implements Flyweight {
    private $sharedState;
 
    public function __construct($sharedState) {
        $this->sharedState = $sharedState;
    }
 
    public function operation($uniqueState) {
        // Perform operations with sharedState and uniqueState
    }
}


  1. Create a Flyweight Factory that maintains a pool of Flyweight objects. The Flyweight Factory is responsible for creating new Flyweight objects and returning existing ones from the pool.
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class FlyweightFactory {
    private $flyweights = array();
 
    public function getFlyweight($sharedState) {
        if (!isset($this->flyweights[$sharedState])) {
            $this->flyweights[$sharedState] = new ConcreteFlyweight($sharedState);
        }
        return $this->flyweights[$sharedState];
    }
}


  1. Finally, create the client code that uses the Flyweight objects. The client code creates a new Flyweight object using the Flyweight Factory and passes in the unique state.
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$factory = new FlyweightFactory();
$flyweight = $factory->getFlyweight("shared state");
$flyweight->operation("unique state");


By using the Flyweight pattern in PHP, you can reduce memory usage by sharing common data between multiple objects. This can be especially useful when dealing with large datasets or when creating many similar objects.