On Tue, May 25, 2004 at 02:08:17PM -0400, Hickey,Thom wrote:
> Maybe others are doing this (or is everyone using XML?), but it's new to us
> here. Maybe this would even work with MARC-XML if you restricted linefeeds
> to the end of record.
This is how MARC is read by MARC::File::USMARC in the MARC::Record CPAN
> On my workstation, grep can plow through 50 million Unicode MARC-21 records
> in less than 15 minutes. The best time our C software can do is more than
> half an hour and our Python code could take several hours.
Cool! I've been working off and on on a Python port for MARC::Record,
and wasnt' able to find an equivalent to $/ in Python. But I'm a Python
newbie, so perhaps I overlooked something?