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"steve donovan" <> writes:
> Lpeg to read a bunch of numbers seems like serious overkill. Perhaps I
> still don't *get* Lpeg, perhaps I don't think grammar-driven
> programming is a good clear way to do most things.

In my experience, unless your format is completely trivial (only numbers
one per-line or something), using lpeg will almost certainly be less
code, easier to read, far more precise, and faster than than the
equivalent ad-hoc approach.

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur.