For technical reasons, this function is deprecated and removed from PHP.
php -l somefile.php from the
The php_check_syntax() function performs a syntax (lint) check on the specified filename testing for scripting errors. This is similar to using php -l from the commandline except php_check_syntax() will execute (but not output) the checked file_name. For example, if a function is defined in file_name, this defined function will be available to the file that executed php_check_syntax(), but output from file_name will be suppressed.
The name of the file being checked.
If the error_message parameter is used, it will contain the error message generated by the syntax check. error_message is passed by reference.
TRUE if the lint check passed, and
FALSE if the link check
failed or if file_name cannot be opened.
|5.0.5||This function was removed from PHP.|
|5.0.3||Calling exit() after php_check_syntax() resulted in a Segfault.|
|5.0.1||error_message is passed by reference.|