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multi_validate_re function which can validate multiple args


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  • 0.1.1 (latest)
  • 0.1.0
released Jun 26th 2014
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nrvale0/multi_validate_re — version 0.1.1 Jun 26th 2014


Provides a function, multi_validate_re(), which wraps puppetlabs/stdlib's validate_re to allow passing of multiple arguments for matching against a regex.

The primary motivation for development of this function is as a work-around to the bug in Puppet < 4.x which prevents puppetlabs/stdlib's validate_string from throwing a Puppet::ParseError when it encounters an undef.

Example usage

This fails to catch the undef supplied as a class parameter:

class foo( $bar ) { validate_string($bar) }
class { 'foo': bar => undef, }

This allows the caller to catch undef in multiple class parameters in a single function call:

class foo ( $bar, $baz ) { multi_validate_re($bar, $baz, '^.+$') }
class { 'foo': bar => 'hola!', baz => undef, }


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