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Re^2: Regex to check for very large negative numbers

by igelkott (Curate)
on Feb 22, 2013 at 10:13 UTC ( #1020122=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Regex to check for very large negative numbers
in thread Regex to check for very large negative numbers

Obviously good approach but wouldn't a regex be more appropriate in this case?

Whether it's moritz's negative check (as the OP requested) or BillKSmith's positive approach, it seems better to avoid interpretation of a huge number that won't be needed anyway.

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