I'm attempting to programmatically determine if Magento's compilation status is enabled or disabled. I found the function getCompilerStatus() in app/design/adminhtml/default/default/template/compiler/process.phtml that allows you to determine the status in the admin panel. I am however trying to run this from a "workbench" script outside of the admin panel. Here is what I have:
<?php ini_set('display_errors',1); error_reporting(E_ALL); # workebench script require_once('app/Mage.php'); umask(0); Mage::app(); echo "Checking Compilation Status<br />"; // Code that would work in admin panel echo $this->getCompilerStatus();
The result: Fatal error: Using $this when not in object context
So I Googled the function and came across the following link from Magento which shows the "Varien Objects" required: http://docs.magentocommerce.com/Mage_Compiler/Mage_Compiler_Block_Process.html#getCompilerStatus
From this it appears that I need to load Mage_Core_Block_Abstract, Mage_Core_Block_Template and I'm assuming I can drop Mage_Adminhtml_Block_Template as my function does not require the admin panel.
Can anyone tell me if I'm going about this the right way? Thank you.