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which language is best for file parsing?

 
kumard ashish
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hi guyss,
i want to create a lexical parser but i have a little confusion about the language means which one is best for creating such type of application. i have selected two language Scala and Perl but till now i am confuse that which is best. can any one give me specific reason to choose correct language.
thank..
 
Jesper de Jong
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Welcome to JavaRanch.

There is ofcourse not one "correct" or "best" language. You can do parsing in both those languages.

Scala has stuff for parsing in its standard library. I haven't used it though, so I can't tell you much on how it works or if it's easy to use. I don't know much about Perl but as far as I know it's a good language for string processing.
 
Hussein Baghdadi
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Indeed, Perl stands for: Practical Extraction and Report Language.
 
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