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Re^2: Reading a text file collapsing line continuations

by skx (Parson)
on Mar 09, 2009 at 17:57 UTC ( #749370=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Reading a text file collapsing line continuations
in thread Reading a text file collapsing line continuations

Thanks for the suggestion - in my case I actually want to parse & process the lines. This example only prints them out to make a complete program which demonstrates the problem.

Steve
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Re^3: Reading a text file collapsing line continuations
by repellent (Priest) on Mar 09, 2009 at 19:06 UTC
    I usually decouple the code that joins lines from the actual program which parses the lines. Hence, the program makes the assumption that lines are not broken, and thus, is able to concentrate on its sole purpose.

    This works out cleaner for me because I find that many programs require that lines be joined in the same way. Rather than duplicating code in many programs, I place the join-lines filter up front. It's also easier if the programs read from STDIN, so filters could be piped along in the *NIX environment.

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