How do I speedup this loop?

Marco Aschwanden PPNTWIMBXFFC at
Tue Jul 13 09:30:35 CEST 2004

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!


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