Records Delimited by Blank Line
gregory.lypny at videotron.ca
Thu Jan 27 01:15:32 EST 2005
I'm processing a large text file where each record consists of several
hundred lines of information and is separated from the next record by a
single blank line. I'd normally use a handler like the one below,
where the variable recordDelimiter catches the characters that mark the
end of one record and the beginning of another, but with the delimiter
being a blank line in this case, I'm not sure what string I should set
recordDelimiter to. I suspect it's something obvious, and I'm just
suffering from a mental block (story of my life).
open file filePath for read
read from file filePath until recordDelimiter
put the result into resultOfRead -- Check for eof.
-- Do stuff with the record here.
if resultOfRead is "eof" then exit repeat
Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
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