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chicago restaurant health inspections
require 'net/http'
require 'uri'
require 'nokogiri'
url = URI.parse('')
request =
request.set_form_data({"REST"=>" ", "STR_NBR"=>"", "STR_NBR2"=>"", "STR_DIRECTION"=>"", "STR_NM"=>"", "ZIP"=>""})
response =, url.port).start {|http| http.request(request)}
doc = Nokogiri::HTML.parse(response.body)'#results tr').each do |tr|
info = {|l| l.strip == ""}.join('\n')['text'], data = {'text' => info})

this line alone

info = {|l| l.strip == ""}.join('\n')

took me a number of iterations and many lines of code to slap into a solid c++ object. I think the new c++ std lib tools are getting higher strength string parsers, but haven't played with them yet.

maxogden commented Dec 5, 2010

pure functional transforms rule!

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