Cliff Wells LogiplexSoftware at
Mon Jan 27 20:48:13 CET 2003

On Mon, 2003-01-27 at 10:13, Skip Montanaro wrote:
> I downloaded and installed Laurie Tratt's ASV module today and extended my
> shootout script to try it.  It's considerably slower than DSV (by about 15x
> on my sfsample.csv file, which makes it something like 75-150x slower than
> csv) and doesn't appear to handle newlines within fields, generating 17 rows
> instead of 13 on nastiness.csv.  It also seems to ignore all whitespace at
> the beginning of fields, irregardless of field quoting, so for the first
> line of nastiness.csv it returns
>     ['Column1', 'Column2', 'Column3']
> instead of
>     ['Column1', 'Column2', ' Column3']
> It does generate the same results as DSV and csv for my sfsample.csv script,
> though that file is very well-behaved (fully quoted, no whitespace
> surrounding delimiters).
> I'm not aware that it has any interesting properties not available in either
> DSV or csv, so I'm inclined to not consider it further.

Agreed.  I assume the API didn't provide any interesting approaches

Cliff Wells, Software Engineer
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