[Tutor] Reading List from File

Emile van Sebille emile at fenx.com
Thu Jul 31 19:21:57 CEST 2008

Monika Jisswel wrote:
> Emile is right, in python you can do most of the stuff yourself by hand 
> coding it, or you can use pre-made bullet proof and ready to go modules, 
> here you can go for the csv module that comes part of the standard library.

Yes -- and you'll avoid the pitfalls of dealing with embedded commas and 
quotes in the data.  CSV can be messy.  See 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comma-separated_values for an overview of 
csv file content.


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