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Re^2: Spliting a delimited string into variables

by Popcorn Dave (Abbot)
on Apr 07, 2011 at 20:03 UTC ( #898183=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Spliting a delimited string into variables
in thread Spliting a delimited string into variables

I've got to second the vote for HTML::Parser or similar parsing engines.

A long time ago, before RSS feeds, I wrote a program to parse various newspaper websites and did the regexes by hand. I had 24 different rules for 90+ papers. When I rewrote it, I got it down to 9 rules, mainly based on web page design, since I used a parsing engine.

You're going to save yourself a ton of work since if the data changes you're going to have to rewrite your regexes each time.


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[Corion]: hippo: At least for the German translation, the wordplay is translated as well
[Discipulus]: always! but if i can ask choroba why you always use the inverted (to me) form 1 == $.?
[choroba]: To avoid accidental overwriting of the variable in if ($x = 3)
[karlgoethebier]: Corion: Auch in hessisch? Mer wasses net.
[Corion]: Hmm - I'm not sure, I haven't read the mundart/slang translations ;)
[Eily]: $F[1] =~ s/^0//r could be written as (0+$F[1]). It's less explicit though
[Discipulus]: ah! seems wise choroba, you play safe
[shmem]: Eily: also -+-$F[1]

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