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  1. antiyou

    antiyou OT Supporter

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    I enjoy writing parsers, how fucking weird is that? In general I just like file processing, but it is of no benefit to anything whatsoever. I mean the idea is to use the information in the files after it has been processed, but I enjoy processing and organizing it first. To me that's the best part.

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  2. Slid.

    Slid. I'm a guy.

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    Okay.

    In business parsing files is pretty important to get different formats / programs to talk to each other or to automatically create reports and excel files from raw data. Parsing ftw.
     
  3. purebad

    purebad I don't need your approval, right?

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    c parsing gave me nightmares
     
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    I use PERL for parsing. I actually enjoy it too.
     
  5. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    I enjoyed parsing the Windows registry with PERL. It was for an inventory script I did when I first started here, kicked my butt at first but once I got the hang of it, it rocked!
     
  6. antiyou

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    Oh it is unquestionably important, but the thing is parsing is usually considered a subtask to accomplish something larger. Having programs devices etc talk to each other or exchange information is usually the task people put emphasis on, but I find the often trivial task of parsing to be the most entertaining, especially when using binary files.
     
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  8. antiyou

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    I know, this shit is fucking disturbing...
     
  9. Coottie

    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    Too bad for me my File Structures prof didn't teach shit. I kinda know about this stuff but I'd have to do a hell of a lot of research for even simple parsing. It was a SR lvl programming classs and we didn't have even one programming assignment.

    I was kinda pissed. I mean we should have come out of that class being very profecient in working with files.
     
  10. Peyomp

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    If you like file parsing, you would probably be fascinated by B-Trees and database storage engine stuff. Definitely something you could look into. Not many people are into that stuff, and if you are, you could have limitless amounts of fascinating work available to you.
     
  11. antiyou

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    I use b-trees and db storage, mostly when I'm doing xml parsing. Even then the xml message parsing is a subtask to decrypting and doing other subtask with the data in the message.
     
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    Right, thats great. Then you would really enjoy trying to roll a database engine that is better than anyone else's. I'd get into that field, if I were you.
     
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    my VHDL prof just told us we weren't doing any coding until spring break, when our major project begins :hsugh:
     

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