Code Checker

The tool called Code-Checker checks and possibly repairs some of the formal errors in your source code.


Code Checker should be installed as project, don't use it as dependecy.

composer create-project nette/code-checker


Usage: php code-checker.php [options]

    -d <path>             folder to scan (default: current directory)
    -i | --ignore <mask>  files or directories to ignore (can be used multiple times)
    -f | --fix            fixes files
    -l | --eol            convert newline characters
    --no-progress         do not show progress dots
    --short-arrays        enforces PHP 5.4 short array syntax
    --strict-types        checks whether PHP 7.0 directive strict_types is enabled

Without parameters, it checks the current working directory in a read-only mode, with -f parameter it fixes files.

Before you get to know the tool, be sure to backup your files first.

You can create a batch file, e.g. code.bat, for easier execution of Code-Checker under Windows:

php.exe path_to\Nette_tools\Code-Checker\code-checker.php %*

What Code-Checker Does?

  • removes BOM
  • checks validity of Latte templates
  • checks for control characters
  • checks whether the file is encoded in UTF-8
  • controls misspelled /* @annotations */ (second asterisk missing)
  • removes PHP ending tags ?> in PHP files
  • removes trailing whitespace and unnecessary blank lines from the end of a file
  • normalizes line endings to system-default (with the -l parameter)