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Re: Feature Request: scanf-like parsing

From: Daniel Colascione
Subject: Re: Feature Request: scanf-like parsing
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:57:15 -0500
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On 1/22/21 9:54 AM, Saint Michael wrote:
I vote for this new feature.

Personally, I've found that scanf underpowered for parsing modern data formats. Bash's existing regular expression support seems perfectly adequate to me, and it can handle everything that scanf can. I'd only suggest extending the regular expression syntax with support for named subgroups.

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