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Re^3: Syntax checking without BEGIN blocks
in thread Syntax checking without BEGIN blocks
Syntax checking can't stop someone from writing syntactically correct, non-BEGIN block, destructive code. All they have to do is bury something like system("rm -rf *") in the module somewhere and you will have lots of fun trying to find out why your system doesn't work.
True. However, if the code doesn't pass a basic syntax check, I don't need to waste my time deciphering it. I know it doesn't run. If it is code that's syntactically correct, something might be using it...