Considering migrating to Python from Visual Basic 6 for engineering applications

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Fri Feb 19 06:23:59 EST 2016

On 19/02/2016 10:47, wrong.address.1 at wrote:
> 2 12.657823 0.1823467E-04 114 0
> 3 4 5 9 11
> "Lower"
> 278.15
> Is it straightforward to read this, or does one have to read one character at a time and then figure out what the numbers are?

One character at a time in a high level language like Python, please. 
See for a list of 
parsers that can do all sorts for you.  Or the stdlib re module  Or a likely replacement for 
the re module

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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