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Re: Data extraction from text file

by blindluke (Hermit)
on Aug 09, 2011 at 10:25 UTC ( #919450=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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  1. or download this
    #!/usr/bin/perl -w
    use strict;
    ...
            $record{$1} = $2;
        }
    }
    
  2. or download this
    $VAR1 = [
              {
    ...
                'room no' => ''
              }
            ];
    

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[MidLifeXis]: I think I forgot "running on a farm of commodore 64, vic 20s, trs 80s, and apple ]|[e systems"
[GotToBTru]: oh I know what it is .. but it is a number only slightly useful to me and of no possible use to our customer
[MidLifeXis]: Whew - you just saved the free world. <o)
[GotToBTru]: i guess it's a placeholder, the code will only fill it in if there is nothing else to use
[GotToBTru]: but then .. if you have nothing to say, why not say nothing?
[MidLifeXis]: I have a user who has a lot of say on how some of our processes work that abhors significant blanks. Perhaps that is a part of it. A not-so-obvious "this space intentionally left blank" indicator.
[MidLifeXis]: On the back end, however, that doesn't mean that i have to use that value to indicate "undefined", no matter how much he thinks I should.

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