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Bug #26814 parse error in included file won't stop the main script execution
Submitted: 2004-01-06 11:10 UTC Modified: 2004-01-25 18:49 UTC
From: mccarthy36 at earthlink dot net Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: *General Issues
PHP Version: 5CVS, 4CVS OS: *
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2004-01-06 11:10 UTC] mccarthy36 at earthlink dot net
I don't know if this is considered a bug, but in my opinion it's undesirable behavior.  I'm finding that if I try to include a file that has a parse error, the file is not included -- the include function used returns false -- but the "included" file name is in the array returned by get_included_files().

Reproduce code:
(file 1)

$worked = "NO";

echo "*", include_once( 'included.php' ), "*";

echo "<pre>"; var_dump( get_included_files() ); echo "</pre>";

echo "#{$worked}#";


(file 2)

$worked = "YES";

$name = "blah "whatever";


Expected result:
Since there is a parse error in the "included" file, and include_once() returns false, I expect the name of the "included" file not to appear in the array returned by get_included_files().

Actual result:
include_once() returns false, yet the name of the "included" file is in the array returned by get_included_files().


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 [2004-01-06 17:35 UTC]
Parse error -> execution should stop ?
(but it doesn't, that's the bug here, IMO)

 [2004-01-06 17:37 UTC]
one more comment: using require() doesn't matter either, still the main script is run to the end..

 [2004-01-25 18:49 UTC]
This bug has been fixed in CVS.

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 [2004-03-29 18:30 UTC] magnus at monkerud dot com
actually the way i see it, the main/parent code should continue, it should just not run the wrongly parsed child include() / include_once(), if the main quits just due to a simple parse error then the whole point of differenciating between fatal errors and parse errors goes away.

+ that it makes plugin making very hard in CLI / RUNTIME CONSOLE enviroments, when working on a plugin on a maincode in runtime, and you do a simple parse error in the plugin, then save, then the whole runtime goes down and quit, which makes plugin making a slow nightmare.

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