validating a date

validating a date

Post by peter_sa.. » Wed, 03 May 2000 04:00:00



Hello,
I am about to write a function to hopefully validate a date in the
form mm/dd/yyyy. Stripping out the '/' is OK, and also reading in the
dd , mm and yyyy.
I was thinking on the validation part, to use a case statement for the
month ( 1 - 12), and then within that case a further case statement
to trap validate the day, then do the year outside of the main case
statment.

Is there a better way. I am using Bourne, but if it gets to complicated
I  will switch to perl.

Regards,
Peter.

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