[Chicago-talk] help with Reg Exp, pls...

Jim Thomason jthomasoniii at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 15 11:48:28 CST 2003

Unless I'm missing something, a little bit more
information would be useful. For instance, what sorts
of data should you be matching? How does it need to

As is, a regex that matches all of those strings is as
simple as m/./  :)

But that's probably not terribly useful to you. So how
-should- these names look, and then we can probably
help out a bit more.

(incidentally, it's also entirely possible that
there's a CPAN module to do name validation, so it
might also be good to look there)


--- Walter Torres <walter at torres.ws> wrote:
> I've been pulling my hair out on this.
> I can't get a regExp to valid any of these names.
> All I want to know is if the string given passes or
> fails a test that can
> handle the examples below...
>    Dr. Roger O'Malley
>    Mrs. Sara Harris-Henderson
>    Manuel Gonzalez
>    Forsok Bokstaver
>    Contem Espaco-Valido
> Any ideas?
> Thanks
> Walter
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