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How do I match a number range?

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Contributed by Anonymous Monk on Nov 28, 2000 at 05:01 UTC
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For instance I need a regular expression to identify only those numbers between 5278 to 5391.

Answer: How do I match a number range?
contributed by Adam

Why use a regular expression?

my $low = 5278; my $hi = 5391; sub inRange { my $n = shift; return( $hi > $n and $n > $low ); }
Answer: How do I match a number range?
contributed by Anonymous Monk

It's probably best to use numeric comparisons, but if you absolutely need a regexp, you can use

/^5(2(7[89]|[89]\d)|3([0-8]\d|9[01]))$/
Answer: How do I match a number range?
contributed by Russ

Less-than-optimally efficient one-liner:

print 'Yep' if grep {$_ == $Number} 5278..5391;

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