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note -- '\W' matches any character not matched by '\w', which matches letters, numbers, and underscore. The list of what qualifies as a 'letter' is dependant upon your locale settings. If you wanted only ascii letters, use the following:
warn "Invalid value" if ( $input =~ m/[^a-zA-Z\d_]/ );
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