What are traits in Laravel?

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by braeden , in category: Technology , 2 months ago

What are traits in Laravel?

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by tyrel_franecki , 2 months ago

PHP Traits are simply a group of methods that you want include within another class. A Trait, like an abstract class cannot be instantiated by itself.Trait are created to reduce the limitations of single inheritance in PHP by enabling a developer to reuse sets of methods freely in several independent classes living in different class hierarchies.


Here is an example of trait.

trait Sharable {

 

  public function share($item)

  {

    return 'share this item';

  }

 

}

You could then include this Trait within other classes like this:


class Post {

 

  use Sharable;

 

}

 

class Comment {

 

  use Sharable;

 

}

Now if you were to create new objects out of these classes you would find that they both have the share() method available:


$post = new Post;

echo $post->share(''); // 'share this item' 

$comment = new Comment;

echo $comment->share(''); // 'share this item'