It would seem that without tokenising the class file, I'm sort of
stuck with the solution I've got at the moment.

Unless anyone has any ideas!

I faced similar problem with constants when doing WSDL generator. In my case I wanted to extract constant description to include it in WSDL documentation section. Unfortunately PHP Reflection API exposes only ReflectionClass::getConstants method which doesn't return PHPDoc comments.

My solution was to put following annotation in class PHPDoc for each constant in the class:
@constant CONSTANT_NAME Description of constant.

Of course you need to keep constant names in PHPDoc synchronised with code, but in my case this annotation is required for every constant so I get notified about any problems with it.

Tomasz Sawicki

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