How to autoload helper files with composer?

Composer: How to autoload helper files with composer?

You can tell composer's autoload function to automatically include certain PHP files on every load. This is useful if you want to have a file with helper functions.

Add a files array to composer.json, within the autoload section. For example, add the middle section from the code below:

  1.           "autoload": {
  2.         "classmap": [
  3.             "database\/seeds",
  4.             "database\/factories"
  5.         ],
  6.  
  7.         //// COPY THE BELOW LINES - start copying from below this line (do not include this comment)
  8.  
  9.         "files": [
  10.             "app\/Helpers\/MyHelpers.php",
  11.             "ANY_OTHER_FILE_GOES_HERE_TOO"
  12.         ],
  13.  
  14.         //// UNTIL HERE - stop copying (and do not include this comment)
  15.  
  16.         "psr-4": {
  17.             "App\": "app\/"
  18.        }
  19.    },

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