FAQ 4.19 How do I validate input?

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4.19: How do I validate input?

    (contributed by brian d foy)

    There are many ways to ensure that values are what you expect or want to
    accept. Besides the specific examples that we cover in the perlfaq, you
    can also look at the modules with "Assert" and "Validate" in their
    names, along with other modules such as "Regexp::Common".

    Some modules have validation for particular types of input, such as
    "Business::ISBN", "Business::CreditCard", "Email::Valid", and


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Re: FAQ 4.19 How do I validate input?

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Oh come on. ASSERT and validate? I can just imagine the overhead
via Perl these would take in an effort to more and more, make it look
and feel like C/C++. This makes me sick...


Re: FAQ 4.19 How do I validate input?

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It doesn't look or feel like C++ necessarily. People have just chosen
those names for their modules.

So, go off and be sick with some other language.

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