Format Engine Version 0.4.0

I am pleased to announce the new version of the format_engine gem. This blog has been highly remiss in keeping up with the releases of new code. So, we are skipping ahead from version 0.0.2 to 0.4.0. After a hiatus of six months, the new version has improvements, mostly to the parser side of the engine.

  1. Parsed spaces may match zero or more input spaces so that it is no longer necessary to predict the exact number of spaces between data elements.
  2. The parser now supports strings with regular expression sub-sets like %[abc] which matches the input in the set “a”, “b”, and “c”. Also supported is exclusion sub-sets like %[^abc] which matches the input not in the set “a”, “b”, and “c”.
  3. Improved documentation in the file.

The gem may be found at Ruby Gems and the source code at GitHub.

Yours Truly

Peter Camilleri (aka Squidly Jones)

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