Removed Functionality

The following interfaces, classes, and methods have been removed for version 3.

GlobalEventManager and StaticEventManager

Zend\EventManager\GlobalEventManager and Zend\EventManager\StaticEventManager were removed, and there are no replacements. Global static state is generally considered a dangerous practice due to the side effects it can create, and we felt it was better to remove the option from the framework entirely.

ProvidesEvents

The trait Zend\EventManager\ProvidesEvents has been deprecated for most of the 2.0 series; use Zend\EventManager\EventManagerAwareTrait instead.

EventManagerInterface::setSharedManager()

We have removed EventManagerInterface::setSharedManager(), and also removed it from the EventManager implementation. The SharedEventManager should be injected during instantiation now.

EventManagerInterface::getEvents() and getListeners()

We have removed both EventManagerInterface::getEvents() and getListeners(), as we did not have a stated use case for the methods. The event manager should be something that aggregates listeners and triggers events; the details of what listeners or events are attached is largely irrelevant.

The primary use case for getListeners() is often to determine if a listener is attached before detaching it. Since detach() acts as a no-op if the provided listener is not present, checking for presence first is not necessary.

EventManagerInterface::setEventClass()

The method EventManagerInterface::setEventClass() was removed and replaced with EventManagerInterface::setEventPrototype(), which has the following signature:

setEventPrototype(EventInterface $event);

This was done to prevent errors that occurred when invalid event class names were provided. Additionally, internally, event managers will clone the instance any time trigger() or triggerUntil() are called — which is typically faster and less resource intensive than instantiating a new instance.

EventManagerInterface::attachAggregate() and detachAggregate()

The methods attachAggregate() and detachAggregate() were removed from the EventManagerInterface and concrete EventManager implementation. Furthermore, attach() and detach() no longer handle aggregates.

The reason they were removed is because they simply proxied to the attach() and detach() methods of the ListenerAggregateInterface. As such, to forward-proof your applications, you can alter statements that attach aggregates to an event manager reading as follows:

$events->attach($aggregate); // or
$events->attachAggregate($aggregate);

to:

$aggregate->attach($events);

Similarly, for detaching an aggregate, migrate from:

$events->detach($aggregate); // or
$events->detachAggregate($aggregate);

to:

$aggregate->detach($events);

The above works in all released versions of the component.

SharedEventAggregateAwareInterface, SharedListenerAggregateInterface

The interfaces Zend\EventManager\SharedEventAggregateAwareInterface and SharedListenerAggregateInterface were removed, as the concept of shared listener aggregates was removed from version 3.

Migration will depend on what you have done in your application: extending the SharedEventManager and/or implementing SharedEventAggregateAwareInterface, or implementing SharedListenerAggregateInterface.

SharedEventAggregateAwareInterface

Zend\EventManager\SharedEventAggregateAwareInterface was added mid-way through the v2 lifecycle to allow adding shared listener aggregates to the SharedEventManager. If you were extending the SharedEventManager and overriding the methods defined in SharedEventAggregateAwareInterface, you should remove them.

If you were implementing SharedEventAggregateAwareInterface, the interface no longer exists, and you should likely remove your implementation.

SharedListenerAggregateInterface

For those implementing shared listener aggregates, you can continue to use them, but will need to change how you do so.

To migrate, you have two steps to take: remove the SharedListenerAggregateInterface implementation declaration from your aggregate class, and swap attachment of the aggregate.

To accomplish the first step, keep the attachShared() and detachShared() methods in your class, but remove the implements SharedListenerAggregateInterface from the class declaration. For instance, if you had the following:

namespace Foo;

use Zend\EventManager\SharedEventManagerInterface;
use Zend\EventManager\SharedListenerAggregateInterface;

class MySharedAggregate implements SharedListenerAggregateInterface
{
    public function attachShared(SharedEventManagerInterface $manager)
    {
        // ...
    }

    public function detachShared(SharedEventManagerInterface $manager)
    {
        // ...
    }
}

then modify it to instead read:

namespace Foo;

use Zend\EventManager\SharedEventManagerInterface;

class MySharedAggregate
{
    public function attachShared(SharedEventManagerInterface $manager)
    {
        // ...
    }

    public function detachShared(SharedEventManagerInterface $manager)
    {
        // ...
    }
}

For the second step, instead of attaching the aggregate to the shared event manager, you will pass the shared event manager to your aggregate. For example, if you had the following in your code:

$sharedEvents->attachAggregate($mySharedAggregate);

then you can change it to:

$mySharedAggregate->attachShared($sharedEvents);

This has exactly the same effect, and makes your code forward-compatible with v3.

SharedEventManagerAwareInterface

The interface Zend\EventManager\SharedEventManagerAwareInterface was removed, as version 3 now requires tha the SharedEventManagerInterface instance be injected into the EventManager instance at instantiation.

A new interface, Zend\EventManager\SharedEventsCapableInterface, provides the getSharedManager() method, and EventManagerInterface extends it.

To migrate, you have the following options:

if (method_exists($instance, 'setSharedManager')) {
    $instance->setSharedManager($sharedEvents);
}

Alternately, if you control instantiation of the instance, consider injection at instantiation, or within the factory used to create your instance.

SharedEventManagerInterface::getEvents()

The method SharedEventManagerInterface::getEvents() was removed. The method was not consumed by the event manager, and served no real purpose.