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Re: [PHP] Syntax




    



-------- Original message --------
From: Ashley Sheridan <ash@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
Date: 09/22/2015  01:36  (GMT-08:00) 
To: Karl DeSaulniers <karl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, php-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: Re: [PHP] Syntax 



On 22 September 2015 07:33:14 BST, Karl DeSaulniers <karl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>Hello all,
>Is this correct syntax?
>
>...
>case preg_match("/^[-1|delete|hide|save]/", $MassOption) !== 1 :
>...
You should use something like this. 

$str = "-1 save";
if ( preg_match("/^-1 (delete|hide|save)$/", $str ) === 1 ) {  echo "does match";} else {  echo "does not match";}

>
>I am needing to test against -1 (negative 1) and the words delete,
>hide, and save.
>$MassOption should not equal those.
>
>Best,
>
>Karl DeSaulniers
>Design Drumm
>http://designdrumm.com

No, in regular expressions, the [ ] are for matching individual characters, not strings. You could instead perform a standard match in () and just negate the result of preg_match() with a !.

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