Just starting to use CodeIgniter, and I'd like to import some of my old classes for use in a new project. However, I don't want to modify them too much to fit into the CI way of doing things, and I'd like to be able to continue to use NetBeans' autocomplete functionality, which doesn't work too well with CI.
So, what is the best way to load custom classes & class files into CodeIgniter without having to use the library/model loading mechanisms?
I apologise if this is something I should be able to find quickly, but I can't seem to find what I'm after. Everything I see is just telling me how to go through CI.
I'd say you at least write a wrapper class that could
require the classes and instantiate the objects and make them accessible. Then you could probably autoload such library and use it as needed.
I would recommend that you at least tried to have them fit in the CI way, as moving forward this will make you life much more easy. I've been in kind of the same position and learned just this along the way.