Re: csv (comma separated value) file

On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 1:21 PM, Liam R E Quin<liam holoweb net> wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-08-03 at 12:45 -0400, Tristan Van Berkom wrote:
> [...]
>> Currently its pretty easy using g_file_get_contents()/g_strsplit()
> CSV files are not just comma separated, and in some cases can have
> column headers and other metadata.  There's also escaping.
> a,b,c\d,e
> a,b,"c,d",e
> a;b;c,d;e

I see that was an uneducated comment on my part ;-)
(I have been doing alot of *simple* csv parsing with glib lately
that doesnt have these kind of requirements).

Sorry for the noise ;-)

Dont have much of an opinion if it should be in glib, we have
GKeyFile wich does similar high-levelish stuff already so it
might be a suitable addition.


(interestingly my own use-case, would be a mix of both - a
fixed length keyfile like header, with variable length trailing
csv data).

> You also have to deal with differing line ending conventions.
> It's enough of a mess that both MS Office and most other
> office programs today seem o use XML instead :-)
> Probably gnumeric has code for this, though.
> Liam
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