> Perhaps there's a reason, due to some standard or other that,
> it's not done in the compiler.
I imagine its due in some part the the unix philosophy: (paraphrased)
'do one job (and one job only) and do it well' . Compiling code is a
job for a compiler, and a compiler, therefore, only compiles code.
Static analysis, apart from that which is necessary as part of a
compiler's job, is not done by a compiler, but rather by a static
analyser. In the same vein, a static analyser doesnt compile code.
That said, I also wish my compiler would do static analysis for me.
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