If you have a text file called
my_name.txt with the following contents,
it’s easy to read the file and store the contents in a variable called
my_name. However, consider
a more fancy file called
my_kids.txt with these contents:
George Jr. (male) George III (male) George IV (male) Georgetta (female)
What if you want to store all that data in separate variables? You need to “parse” the text file; read on for the juicy details.