I Hate Logic

There are only so many if/elif/else clauses that a person can write before the code becomes unmaintainably intricate. It’s a self-imposed hell I’ve drawn myself into, granted… but writing a screen-scraper shouldn’t be this goddamned difficult. If only the “webmaster” of the site I’m trying to scrape would stick to some fucking semblance of consistency…

I’ve written scrapers in the past (post1, post2, post3)… only one of which was actually well-received.

But it was never this hard. Goddamned secretive bastards.

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