I'm currently working on a project in PHP and I'm facing a bit of a challenge when it comes to handling string representations or serialization of an enumeration. I have an enumeration (enum) type in my code that represents a set of predefined values, and I need to convert them into string representations for certain operations.
I understand that PHP doesn't provide built-in support for enums like some other languages do, but I've come across a few approaches to simulate enums using classes or interfaces. However, I'm not sure how to properly handle the serialization aspect.
So, my question is: what is the best way to handle string representations or serialization of an enumeration in PHP? Is there a recommended approach or any best practices that I should follow in this scenario?
I appreciate any insights or guidance you can provide. Thanks in advance!