I'm relatively new to PHP's reflection API and I'm trying to understand how attributes interact with it and how they can be used for introspection.
I've been working on a project where I need to analyze and manipulate PHP classes at runtime. I heard that PHP's reflection API can be really helpful for this. However, I'm a bit confused about how attributes fit into this picture.
I understand that attributes are a way of adding metadata to PHP classes, functions, and properties. But I'm not quite sure how I can use attributes with the reflection API to introspect and analyze my code.
Could anyone shed some light on this? How do attributes interact with PHP's reflection API and what are some practical examples or use cases where attributes can be utilized for introspection?
Thanks in advance for your help!