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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Yahoo Currency Exchange Interface

by rob_au (Abbot)
on Dec 14, 2001 at 08:48 UTC ( #131898=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Re: Re: Yahoo Currency Exchange Interface
in thread Yahoo Currency Exchange Interface

Lastly, because pjf, in all his glory, is parsing HTML by hand in his Finance Packages with regards to Yahoo (and if Yahoo changes the output *BAM*), instead of using the raw CSV generator, which I describe in my notes.

I too noticed this about the Finance::Quote packages and mentioned it to Paul - The module that is Finance::Quote now is more the product of a lot of code that he inherited with the package than anything else. I had looked at helping out a bit and rewriting some code to make use of HTML::TokeParser but just haven't had the time.

I will however direct Paul's attention to this thread and see what he thinks of the idea of making use of the CSV exports rather than the HTML pages with regard to Yahoo conversion figures - I can't however see any objections which he would have to such a change.


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(cacharbe)Re: Yahoo Currency Exchange Interface
by cacharbe (Curate) on Dec 14, 2001 at 09:30 UTC
    jryan and I have talked about me approaching Paul a couple times, but I would want to offer him more than "you're doing it wrong"

    This means that I'll have to reassemble and translate all of my notes about the "switches" that the server uses to offer data for the currency data, the exchange data AND the stock data. I might be able to read them and decipher them, but I wouldn't wish that on anyone.


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