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Re^2: Perl formatting beginner

by Tux (Abbot)
on Apr 15, 2014 at 18:00 UTC ( #1082374=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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It also ignores nested comma-characters, which IIRC are quite common in addresses. It also disables addresses so complicated they need embedded newlines.

I like the approach, but please advice the use of Text::CSV_XS and/or Text::CSV.

Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

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Re^3: Perl formatting beginner
by 2teez (Priest) on Apr 15, 2014 at 18:07 UTC

    ... but please advice the use of Text::CSV_XS and/or Text::CSV..

    I think ww did "advise" that on the second point, though he didn't mention one.

    ..But if you're still going to do it in Perl, it looks as though you have a comma-delimited source file, AKA, CSV. So use one of the csv modules to drag in your data (not that what you were doing is terribly wrong).

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[1nickt]: Yaerox probably best to whip up an SSCCE demonstrating the failure in what you have now and post to SoPW as a question.
[Corion]: Yaerox: That's a somewhat hard problem. Encode solves the conversion part, but for guessing what encoding a file is in, that's the hard part
[Corion]: Yaerox: There is Encode::Guess, but that needs a limited set of inputs, and it also cannot handle multiple single-byte encodings
[Corion]: If you have a BOM, that's a really easy way to recognize UTF-8. Otherwise, you can try to decode a file from UTF-8, and if that works OK and doesn't crash, most likely the file was valid UTF-8
[Corion]: But as "ansi" (Latin-1?) is a single-byte encoding, any file is a valid ANSI file

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