[BangPypers] Parse multi line with re module.
gora at mimirtech.com
Tue Jan 3 17:13:05 CET 2012
On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 9:19 PM, Pratap Chakravarthy <prataprc at gmail.com> wrote:
> The ball is in my court alright. But you have played my turn as well, with your
> explanations, and you played it good. Except for the paragraph about the
> boss. I only beg to differ from your suggestion "... used sparingly, if at
> all used".
OK, let's stop complimenting each other, and start challenging each other.
> And I still beg to differ /
OK, as you admit that the ball is in your court :-)
please come up with a real-life example.
I am not sure how to set up a comparison,
but my contention is that in cases of
uncontrolled input, regexs invariably break.
The OP's case of parsing logs ideally is a
case for regular expression, *provided* that
the format of the logs is fixed.
Regular expressions are entirely too rigid,
for the most part. I believe that we are
now in an age where intelligent parsers
should be able to derive meaning from
broken, and incomplete structures. After
all, humans do the same, without hardly
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