[Numpy-discussion] Possible roadmap addendum: building better text file readers
Alan G Isaac
Mon Feb 27 13:56:06 CST 2012
On 2/27/2012 2:47 PM, Matthew Brett wrote:
> Maybe we can just agree it is an important option to have rather than
> an unimportant one,
It depends on what you mean by "option".
If you mean there should be conversion tools
from other formats to a specified supported
format, then I agree.
If you mean that the core reader should be cluttered
with attempts to handle various and ill-specified
formats, so that we end up with the kind of mess that
leads people to expect their "CSV file" to be correctly
parsed when they are using a non-comma delimiter,
then I disagree.
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