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O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel, San Diego, CA
July 23-27, 2001

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File Conversion for Space Shuttle Issue Trouble Reports

Dave Carvell, Software Engineer, Galaxy Global Corporation

Track: Perl Conference 5
Date: Friday, July 27
Time: 11:30am - 12:15pm
Location: Grande Ballroom B

The conversion of text documents to a database should be a straightforward process, but human error and inconsistency can lead to unexpected complexities. With thousands of documents to convert, and hundreds of small formatting errors, exceptions build up quickly. Corrective methods had to account not only for these, but also the exceptions to the exceptions. This talk explains the various pitfalls and how to resolved them

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