Pythonic use of CSV module to skip headers?
m.h.3.9.1.without.dots.at.cam.ac.uk at example.com
Sat Dec 4 16:02:45 CET 2004
Skip Montanaro wrote:
> I'm not sure what the use of TABs as delimiters has to do with the OP's
Not much. :) I just happen to use tabs more often than commas, so my
subclass defaults to
> You can create a subclass of DictReader that plucks the first line out as a
> set of titles:
> class SmartDictReader(csv.DictReader):
> def __init__(self, f, *args, **kwds):
> rdr = csv.reader(*args, **kwds)
> titles = rdr.next()
> csv.DictReader.__init__(self, f, titles, *args, **kwds)
> Is that what you were suggesting?
> I don't find the couple extra lines of
> code in my original example all that cumbersome to type though.
If you started about half of the programs you write with those extra
lines, you might <wink>. I'm a strong believer in OnceAndOnlyOnce.
Thanks to Nick Coghlan for pointing out that I no longer need do this in
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