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Re^2: Regex Parsing

by toadi (Chaplain)
on Mar 27, 2005 at 17:04 UTC ( #442644=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Regex Parsing
in thread Regex Parsing

Did not really have any code. Did not have a idea howto do it.
But after some more pondering:
my @array = (split/\n/, $data); my $firstmatch = $array[3]; my $secondmatch = $array[4];

But is this the best/fastes way. Got lots of files with this kind of data.

This happens over and over:

Open the file split the records parse this data insert it into db close file

My opinions may have changed,
but not the fact that I am right

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Re^3: Regex Parsing
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Mar 28, 2005 at 13:55 UTC
    I think you have an excellent solution using split and array access. There is no reason to use a regex when other solutions will work equally well. Often, a regex will be more complicated or more fragile.

    Now, there are some parsing problems that are better solved with a regex, but this isn't one of them. And, personally, I only use a regex when I cannot use other solutions.

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      solution using split

      There is no reason to use a regex

      Technically speaking, a split uses a regex O:-)

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