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Re: checking for valid date

by planetscape (Canon)
on Jul 30, 2006 at 13:40 UTC ( #564619=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to checking for valid date

Arguably the Wrong Way(TM) to do it... but it is possible to validate dates using regexes.

I mention this not to encourage such (ab)use, but simply as one example (of many) of things that make my jaw hit the floor, followed by: "You can do that?!"

So, for curiosity's sake only, I submit the following:

You may also wish to have a look at what Regexp::Common can do for you. And if, for some reason, the oftimes pathological regexes illustrated above aren't enough for you, there's also the Regular Expression Library - Dates and Times Category. ;-)



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