Classkit Functions

XIII. Classkit Functions


These functions allow the dynamic manipulation of PHP classes, at runtime.

Note: This extension has been replaced by runkit, which is not limited to class manipulation but has function manipulation, as well.


This PECL extension is not bundled with PHP.

Additional information such as new releases, downloads, source files, maintainer information, and a CHANGELOG, can be located here:

You may download this PECL extension DLL from the PHP Downloads page or at

Runtime Configuration

This extension has no configuration directives defined in php.ini.

Resource Types

This extension has no resource types defined.

Predefined Constants

The constants below are defined by this extension, and will only be available when the extension has either been compiled into PHP or dynamically loaded at runtime.


Marks the method private


Marks the method protected


Marks the method public

Table of Contents
classkit_import -- Import new class method definitions from a file
classkit_method_add -- Dynamically adds a new method to a given class
classkit_method_copy -- Copies a method from class to another
classkit_method_redefine -- Dynamically changes the code of the given method
classkit_method_remove -- Dynamically removes the given method
classkit_method_rename -- Dynamically changes the name of the given method
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