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[REBOL] Re: Parse This

From: brett:codeconscious at: 12-Feb-2002 17:12

> Please note the curly-thingy before 37822. (sorry, dont know what it's
called in english) Curly Brace. or Curly Bracket. Curly thingy works.. :)
> Jeff says here that it should be trivial to parse the string. It's not
trivial for me! I have no clue what so ever as how to parse the string, so i can sort it by the subject. Looking at your output, and mine, the pattern seems to be that each message is on a seperate line. The first thing on the line is the article number followed by a space. The line termination appears to be a simple NEWLINE. So here's my strategy, copy everything up to the space - thats the article number, skip the space, copy everything to the end of line marker skip the end of line marker. Repeat for as many lines as necessary. I'm assuming there is not a end of line marker at the very start and that there is at the very end. If this is wrong, you will need to change the rules. I need to use the /all refinement on parse otherwise, by default, parse will skip whitespace. parse/all first xresult [ (messages: copy []) any [ copy txt to #" " skip (insert tail messages txt) copy txt to newline skip (insert tail messages txt) ] ] This results in a block of strings, article number, then message id, article number, message id, etc... To get all the article numbers extract messages 2 To get all the message ids extract next messages 2
> I have read the entire chapter on parsing in the core-manual serveral
times without getting any wiser. I've made a parse tutorial which I hope complements the offical doco - you can find it at: under articles. Regards, Brett.