This is a discussion on web spider within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; Originally Posted by cfanatic Will I go mad? Probably! A parser's definitely the better way to go. Regexes are more ...
Well, it looks like I will have to write my own parsing code, or learn to use and implement regex.
The available libraries that I've had a look all had spectacularly poor documentation, missing header files, and code that needed to be debugged.
I would rather go mad trying to do it myself, than go mad trying to make sense of other people's code.
I pity the people that have to try to make sense of other people's poorly documented, incomplete, buggy code for a living.