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Re: Spreadsheet translation

From: Markus Mützel
Subject: Re: Spreadsheet translation
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 13:01:06 +0100

Am 31. Januar 2020 um 10:31 Uhr schrieb "Philip Nienhuis":
> Well, OCT can (I wrote the code for it) but .xlsx is a very very
> complicated spreadsheet format (basically it's a compressed nested
> directory tree full of XML files), and we read it using regular
> expressions while XML had better be read using XML parsers and such.
> In fact, all the Java based spreadsheet I/O classes are based on XML
> parsers/validators etc. But regexps are much faster than XML (although I
> often think OTOH they're much more fragile).

This legendary stackoverflow answer comes to mind ;-)


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