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Discussion on: You are reading environment variables the wrong way in Next.js

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Rei Krom

Don't have to install >500kb package with 5x dependencies.

Another if statement in the config file with regex would let you do that.

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Lars Ejaas

I totally agree with you. But somehow got the impression that Joi is super small.
Just looked it up on bundlePhobia.com, but Joi is 145 kB LOL 😂🙀 Not sure what I looked up the first time around!??
Back to the drawingboard making my own checks! But the idea is still valid- I think you should validate your ENV. variables...

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Rei Krom

It seems like a decent library to validate forms and I'd definitely consider it if i had to do enough of all kinds of different validations across the whole app. But then if i do form validation something like that could already be baked into a form package.

In this case seems like a bit of an overkill.

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Lars Ejaas

I think I will make my own validation function to handle my use case. I basically want to validate things like string length and various patterns to avoid obvious typos in the. ENV variables.

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Rei Krom

If you are working with a build tool that supports tree shaking, you might be fine using the package as long as you only import the function you need and not the whole thing. Depends what you are working with