* separated values

Magnus Lie Hetland mlh at vier.idi.ntnu.no
Wed Jan 16 23:55:50 CET 2002


In article <7x3d17ur2m.fsf at ruckus.brouhaha.com>, Paul Rubin wrote:
><brueckd at tbye.com> writes:
>> I totally see how it'd be easier for you if it was in the std library, but
>> where do we stop? I for one have never needed a CSV parser beyond
>> simple comma-separated stuff so adding this to the main distribution would
>> never benefit me. I use PIL and Numeric more, so shouldn't we include them
>> instead (licensing issues aside)? A CPAN solution is the only one that'll
>> work.
>
>I highly favor including a solid CSV implementation in the standard
>library.  The whole point of CSV is to have a way of interchanging
>data between otherwise incompatible systems.  It's squarely in the
>Python spirit to include it.

Indeed! Now that Python has become so good at reading plain text files
with newline-separated fields, I think CSV is the next logical step
<wink>

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