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Re^13: Question about the most efficient way to read Apache log files without All-In-One Modules from CPAN (personal learning exercise)by BrowserUk (Pope)
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quick glance of the source
You didnt look close enough.
Won't match "-", because it expects and requires at least two space delimited fields within the quotes; and allows for a third.
Note also that both ID fields are expected to match [^\s]* (I guess he's not aware of \S; and it should at least be + not *; which could be an indication of his perl experience.).
So, a "proper parser" would break. Maybe it has a back-up plan for if the regex fails; but equally, it's simple to code a back up plan for the white space split also.
So let's review:
So, here we are 13 levels deep; and you've become boring. No attempt to help the OP; just banging on about stuff it seems you barely understand.
So, I'm bored and done. T'was fun.
Update: I forgot this little gem. You offered this wishy-washy suggestion "or using Text::CSV or somesuch"; but then later suggest that split will break because "which says nothing about logname and user,"; completely oblivious to the fact that if either ID contained spaces; it would break that module also!
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