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Some request filtering macros

In a gist on GitHub Adam Wathan shares some macros that can be used to clean up a request.

Allows you to trim things, lowercase things, whatever you want. Pass a callable or array of callables that each expect a single argument:

Request::macro('filter', function ($key, $filters) {
    return collect($filters)->reduce(function ($filtered, $filter) {
        return $filter($filtered);
    }, $this->input($key));


If you want to hear Adam talk some more about troubles with requests (generated by webforms) and possible solutions, listen to this episode of the Full Stack Radio Podcast.

Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band. He loves waffles and butterflies.