Now, I have to give credit to Tyler Muth, whom put his name to this script that gave me a slight chuckle.
Now, unlike in that photo of Tyler, it's not snowing in our Perth winter, it never does - but last night it got a little chilly.
Anyway, don't ask but I stumbled on a file in the core folder of apex - null1.sql
The bit that made me chuckle was the comment
Rem DESCRIPTION Rem This file does absolutely nothing. It is simply a file that can be run when different scripts are conditionally run Rem and the desired effect of a condition is for nothing to happen.After looking through seeing where it was used, I can see what a useful little catalyst it must be. I found one reference on OTN. But I wonder what the thought was around the table when they reviewed the need for that file.
Or should I go back outside ;-)