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Make an interface called IRenderer, like
interface IRenderer {
public static function render($object, $options = array());
}

where render means rendering the object into an array. The renderer is
called in JsonView.
Then, there could be some interesting implementation of renderer, for
example, ArrayRenderer, ModelObjectRenderer, FlexibleRenderer (with this
renderer, $object can be of any type). And, here's an example, which
renders the attributes of an Object.

<?php
class ObjectAttributesRenderer implements IRenderer {
/**
* The ATTRIBUTES array is in key -> value format. The attributes in
value can be,
* maxArrayDepth: if arrayDepth > maxArrayDepth, the attribute will
not be rendered.
* needed: whether the attribute is needed, can be Closure which
returns TRUE or FALSE.
* rendererName: the name of renderer to render the object.
* value: the value of the attribute, can be Closure.
*/

private static function processAttributeField($fieldData, $object,
$options = array()) {
if ($fieldData instanceof Closure){
return $fieldData($object, $options);
} else {
return $fieldData;
}
}

public static function render($object, $options = array()) {
if (!isset(static::$ATTRIBUTES)) return array();

$result = array();
foreach (static::$ATTRIBUTES as $key => $value) {
$necessary = true;
if (isset($value["maxArrayDepth"])){
$arrayDepth = ArrayUtil::getWithDefault($options,
"arrayDepth", 0);
if ($arrayDepth > $value["maxArrayDepth"]){
$necessary = false;
}
}
if ($necessary && isset($value["needed"])){
$necessary = self::processAttributeField($value["needed"],
$object, $options);
}
if ($necessary){
if (isset($value["value"])){
$result[$key] =
self::processAttributeField($value["value"], $object, $options);
} else if (isset($value["rendererName"])){
if (isset($object->$key)) {
$rendererName =
self::processAttributeField($value["rendererName"], $object->$key,
$options);
$result[$key] =
$rendererName::render($object->$key, $options);
}
} else {
if (isset($object->$key)){
if ($object->$key instanceof MongoId) $result[$key]
= (string)$object->$key;
else $result[$key] = $object->$key;
}
}
}
}
return $result;
}
}

This solution (with renderers) is more simple and flexible.

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