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Re: Telephone Area Code Finder

by CharlesClarkson (Curate)
on Nov 12, 2001 at 13:24 UTC ( #124780=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Telephone Area Code Finder

You could eliminate $number and add o to the area code match. Just check the whole line for the are code.

LISTING: while(<DATA>) { next LISTING unless /$area_code/o; # store the state/province my ($state) = m/^(\D+)/; print "$area_code: $state\n"; # once we have a match, don't continue # through the whole list last LISTING; }

Charles K. Clarkson

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