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honey the codewitch24-Dec-20 9:50
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honey the codewitch wrote:
our parsers are fundamentally different


Yes.

I suppose the biggest conceptual difference between ours is that I needed to write a fairly general loader utility which could read a "script" and perform the tasks, not write several purpose-built utilities -- one for each file to be loaded. The ability to have it support CSV (and XML) as well as JSON was an afterthought.

honey the codewitch wrote:
I parse no numbers, no strings, nothing, unless you actually request it.


Well, mine too. It does have to tokenize so it knows when it finds something you want it to parse, but nothing more than that until it finds a requested array.
If the script being run says, "if you find the start of an array named 'Widgets', then do this with it", then the parser has to know "I just found an array named 'Widgets'".

honey the codewitch wrote:
you are normalizing unconditionally at the parser level


Well, I suppose so, insofar as I make values (or names) out of every token, but at that point they're just strings -- name/value pairs with a type -- they're not parsed.
I throw only those strings which we want at the SQL Server and it handles any conversions to numeric or other types, the loader has no say in that.
The loader has no say in data normalization either, it's just passing values as SQL parameters.

Again, I want nearly every value in the file to go to the database, so of course I wind up with every value and throw them all at SQL Server.

It may be a misunderstanding of terms, but in my opinion, no actual "parsing" is done until the (string) values arrive at SQL Server -- that's where the determinations of which name/value pairs go where, what SQL datatype they should be, etc. happens. The loader utility has no knowledge of any of that.
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