XF2 Finder enhancement


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Currently the XF2 finder only supports querying the database.

It would be neat to be able to make a finder query work on an ArrayCollection. This allows a standard DB query, followed by processing in php, then being handled by XF code.

This is more important as XenForo how often uses composed Finder queries, and extending them can be very challenging if there isn't a hook point after the query has been materialized but before it is used.

AKA I really want the Entity/Finder system to be like Linq for SQL, where you use the same sort of syntax before making an SQL query, and then same same sort of syntax to work on a materialized collection later.