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Request #45196 Source filters
Submitted: 2008-06-06 21:53 UTC Modified: 2020-10-17 13:37 UTC
Avg. Score:5.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:0 of 0 (0.0%)
From: timtowdi at yahoo dot com Assigned:
Status: Suspended Package: Scripting Engine problem
PHP Version: 5.2.6 OS: All
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2008-06-06 21:53 UTC] timtowdi at yahoo dot com
It would be immensely useful to have a source filtering capability similar to Perl:

Essentially, a way to allow a special block of code to execute and "filter" through the source code of the script before it is fed through the interpreter.

This would allow some very useful features, such as embedding debugging code within comments, and then automatically executing that code if a debugging filter is included into the script.  Thus, if the filter is left out, the debugging code remains harmless comments:

$result = some_convoluted_function();
### Expected: 106852.244
### Got: $result

This particular kind of example is based off the Perl Smart::Comments module:


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 [2016-12-31 00:20 UTC]
-Package: Feature/Change Request +Package: Scripting Engine problem
 [2020-10-17 13:37 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Suspended
 [2020-10-17 13:37 UTC]
This feature would require discussion on the internals mailing
list[1], and likely the RFC process[2].  If you, or anybody else,
is still interested in this feature, please forward the request to
the internals mailing list.  For the time being, I'm suspending
this ticket.

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