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Subject: Re: [boost] [tokenizer] tokenizing by strings rather than chars
From: Andrzej Krzemienski (akrzemi1_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-05-28 10:44:11

> Andrzej Krzemienski wrote:

> > I want to parse numbers separated by "new-lines", however, on
> > my windows system, a "new-line" is represented by two
> > consecutive characters: 13, 10 (or in other words by string
> > "\n\r"). So, only if I encounter a sequence of these two chars
> > do I want to cut the token.
> Spirit.Qi would do that handily. Something like this should work:
> namespace qi = boost::spirit::qi;
> std::vector<int> data;
> qi::phrase_parse(input.begin(), input.end(), qi::int_, qi::eol, data);

Thanks for the reply. And could I ask a similar question? I wanted to
simplify my real task to make it shorter and clearer to understand, and it
look like I changed it to a different one. My apologies.

My real task is to check if the data in Windows clip-board is a column of
data (copied from a grid or table). Such a column is just text separated
with "\n\r" sequences. So, for example these are valid data:
"12" - a column of height 1 with data "12",
" a\n\r b" - a column of height 2 with two with data " a" and " b"
"-1\n\r\n\r3" - a column of height 3 with datum "-1", empty cell, and datum

The spirit solution above will skip the empty cell in my third example. On
the other hand, I do need the information about empty cells too. It really
looks more like a tokenizing task. Or is there a way to do it easily in


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