What is this?
It's a PCRE based routing engine for PHP.
Where did it come from?
I wrote it from scratch as an exercise after dinner. It was fun.
How does it work?
You specify routes, which are strings like so:
The :id and :action are named parameters, and you can do a couple things with them.
You can specify constraints for what they will match:
xoket\Route::add( 'photos/:id(/:action)' ) ->constraints( array( 'id' => '[0-9]+' ) );
and you can specify defaults:
xoket\Route::add( 'photos/:id(/:action)' ) ->defaults( array( 'controller' => 'photo', 'action' => 'view' ) );
Now that you have routes, you can match on them:
xoket\Route::match( 'photos/5/delete' );
Route::match will either return false if no match is found, or an array of parameters, like so:
array( 'directory' => '', 'controller' => 'photo', 'action' => 'delete', 'id' => '5', )
The use of which is only limited by your imagination.