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Parser to parse a fileformat for an application

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Hi,
This is just a yes or no question.
I am working on an application.  Basically I have to upgrade the old format files to new format.
Do I need to use a lexical analyzer and a parser to do the job ?
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Generally the answer is no.
But it depends on the complexity of the file format
If you want to read a file format like a word file or a ISO file, then you can simply program an application in C and
make a program that would convert the format byte by byte...
If you could provide more insights on the application and the filetype or format then maybe I can enlighten you on the right approach to follow ??
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Thanks a lot buddy.
My colleague thinks so too..!!!!
Basically I was working on a cataloging solution. That's all I can disclose.
The previous format stored all categories on one file.
Now I need to change the format and store categories on different files.
Thanks
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