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New in Symfony 5.4: Misc. features (part 1)

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Strict Mode for Missing Assets

Contributed by
Jérôme Tamarelle
in #38495.

In Symfony applications you can use a JSON file manifest as the strategy to manage asset versions. When a requested asset is not listed in manifest.json, Symfony returns the unmodified path of the asset. This prevents the application from breaking when some asset is missing but generates 404 errors in the browser when trying to load the asset.

In Symfony 5.4 we've added a strict_mode option (which is disabled by default). When it's true, the application triggers an exception for missing assets, so you can solve the issue. That's why it's recommended to use '%kernel.debug%' as its value, so the application breaks in dev/test but keeps working in production:

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# config/packages/assets.yaml
framework:
    assets:
        packages:
            app:
                strict_mode: '%kernel.debug%'

Copy File Paths in Error Pages

Contributed by
Lorenzo Millucci
in #40052.

The file paths of error traces in exception pages are clickable. If you configure the framework.ide option properly, you can open those files directly on PhpStorm, VS Code, SublimeText, etc. In Symfony 5.4 we've improved this page a bit more so you can copy those file paths to clipboard. You only need to move your mouse over some row and you'll see a new clipboard icon to click on it:

Symfony 5 4 Error Copy Path

Allow to Exclude Directories from Yaml Linting

Contributed by
Christin Gruber
in #39641.

The lint:yaml command is a nice little tool used for example to find errors in translation files. However, sometimes you might have YAML files which use a custom syntax extensions or advanced features not supported by the YAML linter. In those cases, use the new --exclude option to not lint the files included in the given directories:

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$ php bin/console lint:yaml translations/ --exclude=translations/experimental/

# you can exclude multiple directories
$ php bin/console lint:yaml translations/ --exclude=translations/draft/ --exclude=translations/discarded/

New Nil ULID Class

Contributed by
Thomas Calvet
in #41802.

The Uid component provides utilities to work with UUIDs and ULIDs. The UUID standard defines a NilUuid object to represent null UUID values and Symfony component implements it. However, even if the ULID standard doesn't define a NilUlid object, in Symfony 5.4 we've decided to add it so you can easily create and check for null ULID values:

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# BEFORE
use Symfony\Component\Uid\Ulid;

$nilUlid = new Ulid('00000000000000000000000000');

# AFTER
use Symfony\Component\Uid\NilUlid;

$nilUlid = new NilUlid();

New String Functions

Contributed by
Nicolas Grekas
in #43481.

The String component provides an object-oriented API for strings and deals with bytes, UTF-8 code points and grapheme clusters in a unified way.

In Symfony 5.4 we've added two new functions to it:

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// removes the given content from the start/end of the string
u('file-image-0001.png')->trimPrefix('file-');           // 'image-0001.png'
u('file-image-0001.png')->trimPrefix('image-');          // 'file-image-0001.png'

u('template.html.twig')->trimSuffix('.html');            // 'template.html.twig'
u('template.html.twig')->trimSuffix('.twig');            // 'template.html'

// when passing an array of prefix/sufix, only the first one found is trimmed
u('file-image-0001.png')->trimPrefix(['file-', 'image-']); // 'image-0001.png'
u('template.html.twig')->trimSuffix(['.twig', '.html']);   // 'template.html'
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What's the use-case for "when passing an array of prefix/sufix, only the first one found is trimmed" ?
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