I'm currently working on a PHP project and I've come across something called "attributes". I wanted to understand if attributes can be used to add metadata or additional information to classes, methods, or properties in PHP.
I've been trying to find a way to easily attach some kind of additional information to my code elements, like classes, methods, or properties, so that I can use it for documentation purposes or to retrieve information programmatically later on.
I've heard that in some other programming languages, attributes are used for such purposes, but I'm not sure if PHP supports this feature as well.
If anyone has any experience with using attributes in PHP, I would really appreciate it if you could shed some light on this. Can attributes be used in PHP to add metadata or additional information to classes, methods, or properties? And if so, how can I use them? Are there any specific syntax or rules I need to follow?
Thanks in advance for any help or insights you can provide!