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Re: Poor Man's XML?

by lestrrat (Deacon)
on Jun 26, 2002 at 05:16 UTC ( #177305=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Poor Man's XML?

I second graff's suggestion. Why not just use XML, if you're going to be marking it up anyways?

Once you put it in XML, you can do bunch of cool things, plus you get the bonus of not having to write yet another parser.

use XML::LibXML; my $parser = XML::LibXML->new(); my $xml = $parser->parse_file( '/path/to/file' ); ## find all <speech>.. foreach my $speech ( $xml->findnodes( '/script/speech' ) { .... } ## find all speech by Romeo (assuming: ## <speech><character>Romeo</character><text>....</text></speech> ## ) foreach my $romeo_speech ( $xml->findnodes( '/script/speech/[charact +er = "Romeo"]' ) ) { .... } ## etc...

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[james28909]: it is not an absolute date like "27" or "31". sometimes it is like wednesday or friday
[james28909]: and i need to format those special instances into an absolute date instead of "yesterday"
[stevieb]: ask a question on SoPW, and include at least a half-dozen examples of the input, and at least one example of expected output
[davido]: Exactly: SoPW. This isn't going to be solved easily in the CB.
[james28909]: in need "yesterday" and so on, to be absolute like "1" or "31"
[stevieb]: ...and throw some of your existing code into the equation as well, just so readers know you've given a try at it ;)
[james28909]: ok
[stevieb]: davido thanks for the link ;) I was being the typical lazy
[davido]: date parsing is hard. The more examples you can provide of the input (within reason) and expected output, the better.
[stevieb]: agreed. That's why I said at least a half-dozen. If enough of the different formats are present, the date/time folk may not have to request more. If they do, then at least there was a decent base to start with

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