I think it does. He wants to syntax-check code before examining it for security issues. He'd do that for each phase. It's not an all-at-once syntax check, but it does allow syntax-check-before-running.
I don't :-) They want to check everything - note their use case:
I don't want to start messing with the codebase just to check the debug statement I've added.
How do I make perl just check the syntax, and do nothing else?
and that isn't possible in the Perl world.
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