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Re: Comparing to many possibles

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Jeff 'japhy' Pinyan
March 4, 2002 13:06
Re: Comparing to many possibles
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On Mar 4, Dennis G. Wicks said:

>Is there some perl shorthand that will make it easier to say
>	if ( $x eq 'X' || $x eq 'Y' || $x eq 'Z' )

You can use

  if ($x =~ /^(?:X|Y|Z)\z/) { ... }

I side with Randal in warning about the use of $ here where \z is clearly
the proper choice.

Jeff "japhy" Pinyan
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