CS 142 Mid-Term 2 (Fall 2010)
Mock Census Parser
Must read a file via HTTP or on the local filesystem.
(The file has ostensibly just passed validation and needs no further error-checking)
The file contains three newline-delimited directives per block and one EOF directive.
Each directive has a number of space-delimited attributes.
The directives appear in this order:
Head- this must be the start of the block. Represents the head of household
- name - first name of the individual
- height - feet as a float
Depedent- 0 or many may exist. Represents children, spouse, etc
- age - 'minor' or 'adult'
End- must close the block before the next 'Head'
SUPER-END- a special end-of-file (EOF) marker
Example Data File
Head Kevin M brown brown 6.15 Dependent Dagmar F adult 5.9 Dependent Dorkus M minor 5.7 End Head Eve F blue brown 5.5 Dependent Adam M adult 6.2 Dependent Fred M minor 6.1 Dependent Fredwenda F adult 5.3 End Head Pentultimus M brown brown 6 End Head Beautisha F green red 5.7 Dependent Bodacious M minor 4.0 End SUPER-END
Variations from the Spec
In my implementation I also handle
# comments as well as some extremely minimalistic error-checking.