splitting delimited strings
p at ulmcnett.com
Thu Jun 16 01:14:04 CEST 2005
Mark Harrison wrote:
> What is the best way to process a text file of delimited strings?
> I've got a file where strings are quoted with at-signs, @like this at .
> At-signs in the string are represented as doubled @@.
Have you taken a look at the csv module yet? No guarantees, but it may
just work. You'd have to set delimiter to ' ' and quotechar to '@'. You
may need to manually handle the double-@ thing, but why don't you see
how close you can get with csv?
> @rv@ 2 @db.locks@ @//depot/hello.txt@ @mh@ @mh@ 1 1 44
> @pv@ 0 @db.changex@ 44 44 @mh@ @mh@ 1118875308 0 @ :@@: :@@@@: @
> (this is from a perforce journal file, btw)
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