Tuesday, February 4, 2014

for the record

the python CSV package is not as useful as it could be. no unicode support, can't handle all sorts of useful things like switching out the line delimiter (unless I'm missing something), and frequently just falls over for no reason.

I always try to use it, because modularity, and DRY, and yet I end up just writing up a quick csv parser myself for the job at hand like 60% of the time. Makes me think I should look for other CSV parsing packages, or just write my own.