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Kene Meniru 12-24-2012 10:32 AM

Re: Parsing files in python
Chris Angelico wrote:

> I'm hoping you meant for that to be public; if not, my apologies for
> forwarding a private message.
> On Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 8:45 PM, Kene Meniru <>
> wrote:
>> Chris Angelico wrote:
>>> from povray_macros import *

>> Am afraid you misunderstood my post. The file format I described is not
>> an attempt to re-create or modify a python environment. I do not wish to
>> be able to "import" python macros but other text files similar to the one
>> I described.

> Yep. There are two possibilities: Either you create a program that
> reads in a file of format you invent, or you make a set of Python
> functions and classes that mean that the format is actually a Python
> script. Instead of writing a file parser, you use Python's, and the
> program you write is actually a module rather than a top-level
> application.

Actually, I think I mean what you are saying. Let me repeat what I
understand maybe I am understanding it wrong.

You are saying I can create a python module that can parse this file format
without using a system like python-ply? I know how to parse strings using
python but considering that text files that describe a whole building may be
quite large I thought perhaps the re module may not be adequate.

> Producing output on stdout is one of the easiest and most standard
> ways to export content.
> ChrisA

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