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Re: Substring Syntax Check

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Sep 27, 2008 at 01:44 UTC ( #713974=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Substring Syntax Check

When parsing user input, I first look for a parser that someone else wrote, look at writing my own parser, and then I reach for regexes. I would never use split to handle user input.

Luckily, dates and times are something that have a lot of work put into them already. DateTime is always what I first reach for, but Date::Calc has several parsing routines that would work perfectly here. Date::Manip is the other date module on CPAN that is pretty good.

My criteria for good software:
  1. Does it work?
  2. Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?

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