Gedcom.pm - Manipulating Genealogical Information

By Paul Johnson (‎pjcj‎) from London.pm
Date: Friday, 25 July 2003 14:05
Duration: 20 minutes
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Topics to be covered include:

- brief introduction to genealogy and the GEDCOM standard
- using Gedcom.pm
- example programs
- interesting parts of the design
- GEDCOM data parsed and validated according to a grammar file
- grammar file comes with the GEDCOM standard
- can be tweaked for non standard genealogical software
- dynamic OO methods based on the grammar file
- lazy parsing
- conversion of LifeLines programs to Perl using Parse::RecDescent
- searching and sorting
- basic dynamic CGI
- http://pjcj.sytes.net/cgi-bin/gedcom.cgi?op=indi&gedcom=royal92&indi=I1
- the future
- XML
- merging trees and identifying duplicates
- GUIs


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