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Re: Re: Re: opposite of format?

by dash2 (Hermit)
on Jun 28, 2003 at 10:42 UTC ( #269846=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: opposite of format?
in thread opposite of format?

The alternative to unpack is to use a regex (see perlre). Unpack and formats are both rather obscure bits of perl - you might find learning regexes more useful at this stage. In fact, it sounds as if you only need a very simple split on whitespace. For the bottom part of the screen, which is just pairs of fields and values, separated by whitespace, you could do

my %fields = split(/\s+/, $line);

for each line. For the earlier bits, if you know that whitespace will be in the right place, you could do:

my ($last_name, $first_name, undef, $home_phone, %fields) = split(/\s+ +/, $line);
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[atcroft]: .oO(Then again, you also have to be careful if you had it to the database, and be aware of any assumptions it makes (such as SQLite assuming Gregorian calendar and a day of exactly 86400 seconds)...)

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