Using namedtuple with sqlite, surely it can do better than the example

cl at cl at
Tue Sep 30 23:32:07 CEST 2014

In the namedtuple documentation there's an example:-

    EmployeeRecord = namedtuple('EmployeeRecord', 'name, age, title, department, paygrade')

    import sqlite3
    conn = sqlite3.connect('/companydata')
    cursor = conn.cursor()
    cursor.execute('SELECT name, age, title, department, paygrade FROM employees')
    for emp in map(EmployeeRecord._make, cursor.fetchall()):
        print, emp.title

(I've deleted the csv bit)

Surely having to match up the "name, age, title, department,
paygrade" between the tuple and the database can be automated, the
example is rather pointless otherwise.  At the very least one should
use the same variable instance for both, but it should be possible to
get the tuple names from the database.

Chris Green

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