Newby: how to transform text into lines of text

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at yahoo.com.ar
Mon Jan 26 18:36:35 CET 2009


En Mon, 26 Jan 2009 13:35:39 -0200, J. Cliff Dyer <jcd at sdf.lonestar.org>  
escribió:
> On Sun, 2009-01-25 at 18:23 -0800, John Machin wrote:
>> On Jan 26, 1:03 pm, "Gabriel Genellina" <gagsl-... at yahoo.com.ar>
>> wrote:
>> > En Sun, 25 Jan 2009 23:30:33 -0200, Tim Chase
>> > <python.l... at tim.thechases.com> escribió:

>> > > I suppose if I were really smart, I'd dig a little deeper in the CSV
>> > > module to sniff out the "right" way to parse tab-delimited files.
>> >
>> > It's so easy that don't doing that is just inexcusable lazyness :)
>> > Your own example, written using the csv module:
>> >
>> > import csv
>> >
>> > f = csv.reader(open('customer_x.txt','rb'), delimiter='\t')
>> > headers = f.next()
>> > for line in f:
>> >      field1, field2, field3 = line
>> >      do_stuff()
>> >
>>
>> And where in all of that do you recommend that .decode(some_encoding)
>> be inserted?
>
> If encoding is an issue for your application, then I'd recommend you use
> codecs.open('customer_x.txt', 'rb', encoding='ebcdic') instead of open()

This would be the best way *if* the csv module could handle Unicode input,  
but unfortunately this is not the case. See my other reply.

-- 
Gabriel Genellina




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