RegEx to match set of lines
steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Thu Apr 5 11:03:31 EDT 2018
On Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:09:23 +0530, Prahallad Achar wrote:
> I would like to match set of lines from the below data. this data comes
> from one of the network
Good grief! You don't need to post your entire data set! We don't need or
want to see hundreds of lines.
Cut your data down to a SMALL representative sample. Explain how it is
coming to you: it looks like you are reading the data in something
similar to key:value format. Is that correct?
If so, you don't need a regex. This is not Perl, we have more than one
tool in our toolbox and don't have to force everything to be a regex.
The way I would process it would be to write a small accumulator function
to group the lines into records, then a filter function to extract the
records you want, and finally a function to extract the specific values
you want from the record.
Far more understandable and maintainable, and less fragile, than a
horribly complex regex.
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