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G'day ovedpo15,

You can do your validation with this condition:

$string =~ y/,/,/ == -1 + grep length y/ //dr, split /,/, $string

I ran these tests based on the ever-shifting goal posts throughout this thread. :-)

$ alias perle alias perle='perl -Mstrict -Mwarnings -Mautodie=:all -E' $ perle 'my $x = "a,b,c"; say +($x =~ y/,/,/ == -1 + grep length y/ // +dr, split /,/, $x) ? "Y" : "N"' Y $ perle 'my $x = "a,b ,c"; say +($x =~ y/,/,/ == -1 + grep length y/ / +/dr, split /,/, $x) ? "Y" : "N"' Y $ perle 'my $x = "a, ,c"; say +($x =~ y/,/,/ == -1 + grep length y/ / +/dr, split /,/, $x) ? "Y" : "N"' N $ perle 'my $x = "a, ,c"; say +($x =~ y/,/,/ == -1 + grep length y/ // +dr, split /,/, $x) ? "Y" : "N"' N $ perle 'my $x = "a,,c"; say +($x =~ y/,/,/ == -1 + grep length y/ //d +r, split /,/, $x) ? "Y" : "N"' N

— Ken


In reply to Re: check if string is valid with special cases by kcott
in thread check if string is valid with special cases by ovedpo15

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