I originally used the PHP package bundled with OS X. This doesn’t seem to be easily maintainable since you would have an outdated PHP version. I’ve since replaced this with
homebrew-php specifically the package
Note: If you’ve added some configurations in PHP which is most likely located at
/etc/php.ini, you might want to copy the custom configurations over to your new PHP ini location which is
/usr/local/etc/php/5.4/php.ini in my case. Also, PEAR needs to be reconfigured.
brew info php54 or
brew install php54 would note that you would need to invoke this commands to clean up PEAR configurations:
I had an old installation of
PHP_CodeSniffer and it got confusing when I tried to use
phpcs since it was using the old sniffs rather than the ones that I recently updated.
Installation of PHPCS is as easy as doing
composer global require "squizlabs/php_codesniffer=*".
Installation of Coder is pretty much straightforward. Everything needed is here. I’ve installed it using
After installating Coder, you’ll need to register the sniffs by invoking
phpcs --config-set installed_paths $HOME/.drush/coder/coder_sniffer. Otherwise; you can do
phpcs --standard=path/to/sniffs/Drupal -- /path/to/file to do the syntax check.
Note: PHPCS 1.x works with Coder 7.x-2.x while PHPCS 2.x works with Coder 8.x-2.x (source here and here). I’ve installed Coder 8.x-2.x which also works with Drupal 7 modules.
There’s a lot more you can do with PHPCS. One that I find useful is
phpcbf. More usage examples here.