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Working with Pimf_Util_IdentityMap

g.krsteski edited this page Jun 3, 2014 · 5 revisions


The identity map pattern is a database access design pattern used to improve performance by providing a context-specific, in-memory cache to prevent duplicate retrieval of the same object data from the database.

$blogEntry = new AnyModelObject();
$id        = 'some-unique-id-here';

$identityMap = new Pimf\Util\IdentityMap();

if (true === $identityMap->hasId($id)) {
  return $identityMap->getObject($id);

Setting objects/instances inti the identity map.

$identityMap->set($id, $blogEntry);

if (true === $identityMap->hasObject($blogEntry)) {
  throw new RuntimeException('Object has an ID, cannot insert.');

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