On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 1:25 PM, Christoph Boget <cbo...@hotmail.com> wrote:

> >
> > def not on DirectorIterator afaik, and furthermore, i dont think thats
> > supported at the shell / filesystem level even.
> Well if the Iterator has the whole of the collection in order to be able to
> iterate over it, I would think that it should be able to return the size of
> that collection... :(

right but the collection is built during iteration.  one thing you could do
if you wanted it to *appear* as though the count was there at construction
is to subclass and iterate once in the constructor.

something like this:

class SmartDirectoryIterator extends DirectoryIterator implements Countable
  private $_iCount = 0;

  public function __construct($sPath)
    foreach($this as $oFile)

  public function count()
    return $this->_iCount;


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