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Hpricot to Nokogiri Day 1 | Vita Rara: A Life Uncommon
"In Nokogiri  's are converted to whitespace, but they are not a normal space and aren't removed with the standard String#strip and friends." Needless to say, this is somewhat annoying. Thanks for fixing it, internet!
nokogiri  ruby  html  parsing 
october 2009 by infovore
Rule-Based Programming in Interactive Fiction
Andrew Plotkin on some of the design of Inform 7, and rule-based programming as it applies to IF. Long story short: everything is exceptional, and designing systems to support the kind of stories IF authors want to tell is hard.
programming  games  design  language  parsing  rules  if  interactivefiction  inform  inform7  parser 
july 2009 by infovore
Knave of Diamonds - Treetop
"I gave a presentation on Treetop last night at lrug - seemed to go down well. There aren’t many examples of treetop grammars I’ve seen, so it might be useful if you find the main site’s documentation a bit impeneterable." Roland drops some Treetop science, and it looks very useful. Good stuff!
ruby  language  parsing  processing  tree  treetop  library  rolandswingler 
may 2009 by infovore
"FeedTools is a simple Ruby library for handling rss, atom, and cdf parsing, generation, and translation as well as caching. It attempts to adhere to Postel’s law—i.e. a liberal parsing and conservative generation policy." Wasn't aware of this until now, remarkably.
ruby  gem  rss  feeds  library  generation  parsing 
january 2009 by infovore
Geo Spidering » Blog »
"The technology will probably improve, but in lieu of the promised emergent web AI, we need to build more small tools, more games to bootstrap datasets, and more simple ways of encouraging people to play their part in the semantic web without ever having to explain what it is." tt++.
geo  location  scraping  semantics  tools  small  little  data  parsing  tomtaylor 
october 2008 by infovore
Yahoo! Developer Network - Parse XML using Python
"If the API you are using does not yet offer JSON output you can take advantage of Python's excellent XML support." Going to need this too, I think
xml  parsing  python  development  programming 
september 2007 by infovore

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