How do I speedup this loop?
davidf at sjsoft.com
Tue Jul 13 10:17:09 CEST 2004
Marco Aschwanden wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Jul 2004 16:48:36 +1000, Unknown <unknown at unknown.invalid>
>> I'm getting some output by running a command using os.popen. I need to
>> parse the output and transform it in some sense so that it's 'DB
>> compatible', (i.e I need to store the output in a database (postgres)
>> after escaping some characters).
> If you are using Python's DB API 2.0 than this escaping would be done by
> the API:
>>>> import odbc,dbi
>>>> con = odbc.odbc("DB_ID/USERNAME/PASSWORD")
>>>> cur = con.cursor()
>>>> sql = "INSERT INTO output (line) VALUES (?)"
>>>> dirty_line = 'Some text with forbidden characters\n\r...'
>>>> cur.execute(sql, dirty_line)
> So, no need to parse (and afterwards unparse) the ouput - I don't think
> that anyone can beat this speed up!
Except if you're aiming for database independence, as different database
drivers support different means of escaping parameters...
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