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How to load multiple classes in just one instance using PHP 5

As you already know, PHP like other languages just accept simple inheritance and not multiple inheritance. Today at work I had to create a class that saw three other classes and return all methods in just one instance. Actually what I really wanted was wrap all these three classes in just one. So, I had to figure out how to create a kind of multiple inheritance using PHP 5.

Dependency Injection

Look at this simple example below. We have some classes with a specific method each. The last class will access all methods and make it accessible using just one instance. We’re kind of simulating something like “class C extends A,B”

Here we can demonstrate the concept with a simple, yet naive example.


class A {
    public function test_a() { 
        echo "test_a! \n"; 

class B {
    public function test_b() { 
        echo "test_b! \n"; 

class MyFinalClass {
    // Passing class through the constructor method 
    // is called Dependency Injection
    public function __construct(A $myA, B $myB) {
        $this->a = $myA;
        $this->b = $myB;
    public function test_a(){
        return $this->a->test_a();
    public function test_b(){
        return $this->b->test_b();

$final_instance = new MyFinalClass(new A, new B);


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