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Re: Parsing a text file in Perl.

by hippo (Monsignor)
on May 26, 2014 at 10:40 UTC ( #1087414=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Parsing a text file in Perl.

Looks like a two stage process to me:

  1. Re-assemble the original data from the hexdump into a single string
  2. Use regexes with capture groups to retrieve the required data

That's how I would do it, anyway.

Update: OP cross-posted at SO

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[Corion]: Yay. Traditional finance situation averted. Bonds can be quoted in amounts (1_000_000 EUR) or per unit (1 unit). And a traditional error is to trade 2_000_000 piece when you meant to trade 2_000_000 EUR.
[Corion]: (one of my scripts simply catches high amounts and I phone people making that trade, ideally before the payment is due)
[Corion]: The sad thing is that my script sits at the end of the pipeline and can only look at the payments due today or tomorrow basically, while there are many more systems further up in the pipeline
[GotToBTru]: better late than never, I guess

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