Why the CSV standard library is broken (and how to fix it), Part III or Returning a CSV Record as an Array? Hash? Struct? Row?


(Gerald Bauer) #1

Hello,

  I've written a new (and third) episode [1] in the series
why the CSV standard library is broken, broken, broken (and how to fix it).

Let's have a look at how to handle csv records. How about returning
an array? hash? struct? row? etc.

Or how about adding new "low-level" parsers for supporting more
dialects and formats or for faster code with c-extensions?

Questions and comments welcome. Cheers. Prost.

PS: If you want to see other (more) CSV formats / dialects pre-configured
and supported "out-of-the-box" in the new (alternative) csv reader, please tell.

PPS: Why care about CSV? Did you know - data is the new gold :slight_smile:
and CSV is the world's most popular (No. 1) data format.

[1] https://github.com/csv11/docs/blob/master/csv-array-hash-struct.md