[Tutor] Extract from file

Monte Milanuk memilanuk at gmail.com
Thu Jun 10 04:02:21 CEST 2010

Dave Kuhlman <dkuhlman <at> rexx.com> writes:

> Monte gave you a good suggestion *if* you are sure that there is no
> quoting and, especially, if you are sure that there are no commas
> inside of quotes in your input data.
> However, it seems that you are dealing with a CSV (comma separated
> values) file.  Python has a module for that.  See:
>     http://docs.python.org/library/csv.html
> That module might help you write safer code.

Well, like I said... 'blind leading the blind'.  I was piecing it together from
what I've been exposed to.  I had a feeling there was a csv function out there
but not having any experience with it I stuck with what I had seen.  Reading up
on the csv file reading function, it does appear to be a *much* better solution
for reading the file and processing the contents!


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