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# $EPIC: isalpha.txt,v 1.1.1.1 2006/07/11 04:57:43 jnelson Exp $

Synopsis:

$isalpha(<text>)
$isdigit(<text>)

Technical:

These function test whether the first character in the given string is an alphabetical character or a digit. Only the first character is tested.

Practical:

These functions are useful for testing an input string to see whether it is a number or a text string. One use for this might be to check if it would be suitable input for $iptoname() or $nametoip(). Keep in mind that only the first character is tested, so this isn't a reliable way to see if the entire string is a number.

Returns:

“true” or “false” value if first character is a letter or a digit

Examples:

$isalpha(hello)         returns true
$isalpha(2hello)        returns false
$isdigit(123)           returns true
$isdigit(2abc)          returns true
$isdigit(a123)          returns false
isalpha.txt · Last modified: 2006/07/11 04:57 (external edit)