I've recently started working with PHP and I came across the eval() function. I've read about it in the PHP documentation, but I'm still a bit confused about how it works and what it's used for. I was hoping someone here could help clarify things for me and maybe provide an example to illustrate its usage.
From what I understand, eval() is a function in PHP that allows you to evaluate a string as PHP code. This means you can dynamically execute code that you have in a string format. But I'm not quite sure when or why you would use it.
Can someone explain some practical use cases where eval() would come in handy? And maybe also highlight any potential risks or security concerns I should be aware of when using this function?
I would really appreciate it if someone could shed some light on this for me. Thanks in advance!
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