Parsing big files

Karlsson Mikael <>
Thu Dec 7 10:17:55 CET 2000


I think this is a good idea, considering how many protocols
are string-based today.

Why not call the module perlang :-)

By the way, do the SuSE Linux distributions include Erlang ?

/Mikael

On Wed, 6 Dec 2000 13:28:31 -0800, David Gould <>
> 
> On Wed, Dec 06, 2000 at 10:49:47AM +0100, Robert Virding wrote:
> > 
> > So far the builtin scanning modules cannot handle binaries.
> 
> I would really really like to see something like a perlre compatible regex
> module that handled binaries. See python for what this could look like in
> terms of api and results. My idea is to be able to say stuff like:
> 
> words(B) ->
>     re:split(" ", B).   %% returns a list of binaries each being a text word.
> 
> {Prefix, Matches, Rest} = re:match("(\w+)\s+=\s+(\w+)",Input) %% works on bins
> 
> I realize it is not part of Erlangs true mission, but if this was a native
> code module or somesuch, Erlang could be be used in certain apps where perl
> would be the default choice.
> 
> -dg
> 
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> David Gould                                                 
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