Re: Parsing CSV files

Goran <>
Fri, 22 Jan 2010 02:05:13 -0800 (PST)

Guess what? There is still a learning curve here to understand the
interface, to use it right as there would be with any library.

Perhaps. But imagine:

class CCsvReader
  size_t GetRecordCount() const;
  const CCsvRecord& operator[](size_t index) const;

class CCsvRecord
  CString operator[](size_t fieldIndex);
  CString operator[](LPCTSTR FieldName);

Effort in learning __that__ certainly beats effort of rolling your
own. Of course, that's provided that fits your use-case and that there
is a similar library. But that's done by Googling, newsgrouping and

So the easiest? For me, it all depends - a simple text reader and
strtok() parser and work in the escaping issues can be both very easy
and super fast! with no dependency on 3rd party QA issues.

Are you suggesting that +/- long existing library, probably seen by
many internet eyes, will have quality issues and your own code just
won't? This, frankly, smacks of hubris.


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