should writing Unicode files be so slow

djc slais-www at
Fri Mar 19 13:08:19 CET 2010

Ben Finney wrote:
> djc <slais-www at> writes:
>> I have a simple program to read a text (.csv) file
> Could you please:
> * simplify it further: make a minimal version that demonstrates the
>   difference you're seeing, without any extraneous stuff that doesn't
>   appear to affect the result.
> * make it complete: the code you've shown doesn't do anything except
>   define some functions.
> In other words: please reduce it to a complete, minimal example that we
> can run to see the same behaviour you're seeing.

It is the minimal example. The only thing omited is the opt.parse code that
 calls _file_to_files(infile, outfile_prefix, column, sep):

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