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I am just starting a pet project for which i need some guidance and help. I have been programmer in the past but not done much programming lately, so i do need to brush up on some stuff.
The question I have is if someone can direct me to some reading materials, tutorials, existing APIs, etc. for the following problem.
One of the core functionality of my project involves parsing/interpreting a long string of 'words'. The 'word' is a combination of characters, numbers and symbols. Here is an example Ci|5/4, There are 4 parts to this word C, i, | and 5/4. It is also possible that some of the parts can get omitted, for example Cq|, which means Cq|3/2, or simply
C which means Cq etc. The first part can be 2 characters long for example, Cxq|5/4. So the breakdown here is Cx, q, |, 5/4. I can write these words out and I am comfortable with what they mean when I read it, but now I need to be able to make my program understand them. That is interpret the word and extract the different parts of the word so that I can do the necessary mapping.
I am assuming there might be some libraries, or procedures our there that will help me with this. Can you please guide me in the correct direction.