methods to parse big foreign ascii-file?

Igor Stroh igor.stroh at
Wed Jun 12 21:15:06 CEST 2002

On Wed, 12 Jun 2002 18:05:51 +0200, "holger krekel"
<pyth at> wrote:

> - come up with a grammar and let a parser do
>   the hard work (which one?)

if the file is structured in a certain form, that is you can describe the
data structure with a EBNF, then have a look at 'simpleparse' (I've lost
the link, but google will certainly have some for you :) )...


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