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Regexp::Common::zip -- provide regexes for zip codes.


    use Regexp::Common qw /zip/;

    while (<>) {
        /^$RE{zip}{Dutch}$/        and  print "Dutch zip code\n";


Please consult the manual of Regexp::Common for a general description of the works of this interface.

Do not use this module directly, but load it via Regexp::Common.


Return a pattern that recognizes Dutch zip codes. Dutch zip codes consists of 4 digits, followed by 4 uppercase letters. Officially, a single space should be used between the digits and the letters, but this isn't always done in practise. If -strict is given, a single space is mandatory, else any whitespace (including no whitespace at all) is allowed. Uppercase letters are required, unless the {-lax} option is used, then lowercase letters may be used.

If {-keep} is used, the zipcode is returned in $1.

$RE{zip}{US}{-extended => 'allow'}

Returns a pattern that recognizes US zip codes. US zip codes are 5 digits, with a possible 4 digit extention. By default, the extention is optional. If the option {-extended => 'yes'} is given, the pattern only matches zip codes with the extention. If the option {-extended => 'no'} is given, the pattern will not recognize an extention.

If {-keep} is being used, the following will be returned:


The entire zip code.


The first 5 digits of the zip code.


The 4 digit extention (if any).


 $Log: lingua.pm,v $
 Revision 2.101  2003/02/01 22:55:31  abigail
 Changed Copyright years

 Revision 2.100  2003/01/21 23:19:40  abigail
 The whole world understands RCS/CVS version numbers, that 1.9 is an
 older version than 1.10. Except CPAN. Curse the idiot(s) who think
 that version numbers are floats (in which universe do floats have
 more than one decimal dot?).
 Everything is bumped to version 2.100 because CPAN couldn't deal
 with the fact one file had version 1.10.

 Revision 1.2  2003/01/01 19:11:29  abigail
 Fixed problem with having different palindrome patterns in same program

 Revision 1.1  2003/01/01 17:05:56  abigail
 First version

 Revision 1.2  2003/01/01 15:09:47  abigail
 Added US zip codes.

 Revision 1.1  2002/12/31 02:01:33  abigail
 First version


Regexp::Common for a general description of how to use this interface.


Damian Conway (damian@conway.org)


This package is maintained by Abigail (regexp-common@abigail.nl).


Zip codes for most countries are missing. Send them in to regexp-common@abigail.nl.

Do Dutch zip code actually allow all letters? Or are I and O omitted? What about the Q?


     Copyright (c) 2001 - 2003, Damian Conway. All Rights Reserved.
       This module is free software. It may be used, redistributed
      and/or modified under the terms of the Perl Artistic License
            (see http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html)