[Csv] CSV interface question
andrewm at object-craft.com.au
Thu Jan 30 00:43:45 CET 2003
> Andrew> csv.reader(fileobj, csv.dialect.excel)
> Andrew> Thoughts?
> Dave> Is there a downside to this? I can't see one immediately.
>With the dialect concept all we are talking about is a collection of
>parameter settings. Encapsulating that as subclasses seems like it hides
>the data-oriented nature behind the facade of source code.
It has the virtue that sub-classing can be used to represent related
variants. So, excel-tab might be:
delimiter = '\t'
This could also be useful for users of the module:
quotes = "'"
Essentially we'd be using classes as glorified dictionaries with
Andrew McNamara, Senior Developer, Object Craft
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