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Answer: How to parse generic reports?

by erikharrison (Deacon)
on Jul 23, 2002 at 18:36 UTC ( #184529=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > files > How to parse generic reports? - Answer contributed by erikharrison

What you're looking for is a parser generator. You specify a template (called a "grammar") to the parser generator and it spits out Perl code to parse texts conforming to that template. Two well-known parser generators in the Perl world are Parse::Yapp and Parse::RecDescent.

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