Poll: Do you use csv.Sniffer?

John Machin sjmachin at lexicon.net
Fri Sep 25 11:30:04 CEST 2009


On 25/09/2009 7:04 PM, Tim Chase wrote:
>> Why do you need the sniffer? If your client can't do "save as" the
>> same way twice, just read the spreadsheets directly!
> 
> If I only had one contact and one client, it would be this easy...If you 
> can get multiple points of contact at multiple client sites to reliably 
> & competently agree on a format, what are you doing here on c.l.py 
> instead of making your billions as a business-integration consultant? ;-)

Because like everyone else, I can't get the same contact at the same 
site to do the same thing twice in a row :-(

My point is that "save as CSV" is (a) a potentially lossy process and 
(b) an unnecessary step when you can read straight from the XLS file.



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