PEP 305 - CSV File API

Skip Montanaro skip at
Fri Jan 31 22:59:40 CET 2003

A new PEP (305), "CSV File API", is available for reader feedback.  This PEP
describes an API and implementation for reading and writing CSV files.
There is a sample implementation available as well which you can take out
for a spin.  The PEP is available at

(The latest version as of this note is 1.9.  Please wait until that is
available to grab a copy on which to comment.)

The sample implementation, which is heavily based on Object Craft's existing
csv module, is available at

To those people who are already using the Object Craft module, make sure you
rename your file before trying this one out.

Please send feedback to csv at  You can subscribe to that list

That page contains a pointer to the list archives.

(Many thanks BTW to Barry Warsaw and the Mailman crew for Mailman 2.1.  It
looks awesome.)

Skip Montanaro
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