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Re: How to parse a string?

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: How to parse a string?
Date: Thu, 01 May 2003 14:00:01 +0200
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Francois Fleuret <address@hidden> writes:

> But is there a generic way to do such a thing ? No scanf equivalent
> around ?

You can do it with buffers.  In fact, it is not at all unusual to
create a buffer just to process one line.  And if, instead of killing
the buffer and making a new one for the next string, you just keep the
buffer around and use it again for the next string, it's really fast.

For a buffer, you have lots of quite powerful functions, such as
THING-at-point (number-at-point, word-at-point, ...).

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