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PHP: Text Spinner Class - Nested spinning supported.
<?PHP
/**
* Spintax - A helper class to process Spintax strings.
* @name Spintax
* @author Jason Davis - https://www.codedevelopr.com/
* Tutorial: https://www.codedevelopr.com/articles/php-spintax-class/
*/
class Spintax
{
public function process($text)
{
return preg_replace_callback(
'/\{(((?>[^\{\}]+)|(?R))*)\}/x',
array($this, 'replace'),
$text
);
}
public function replace($text)
{
$text = $this->process($text[1]);
$parts = explode('|', $text);
return $parts[array_rand($parts)];
}
}
/* EXAMPLE USAGE */
$spintax = new Spintax();
$string = '{Hello|Howdy|Hola} to you, {Mr.|Mrs.|Ms.} {Smith|Williams|Davis}!';
echo $spintax->process($string);
/* NESTED SPINNING EXAMPLE */
echo $spintax->process('{Hello|Howdy|Hola} to you, {Mr.|Mrs.|Ms.} {{Jason|Malina|Sara}|Williams|Davis}');
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