[gambit-list] fast csv parser (libcsv wrapped for gambit)

Phil Dawes pdawes at users.sf.net
Thu Feb 8 16:03:25 EST 2007

Hi Gambit List,

I needed a fast csv parser for parsing large (multi-gig) files so I've 
wrapped the libcsv c code by Robert Gamble[1]. The first cut of csv.scm 
is here:  http://phildawes.net/2007/gambit-csv/0.1/csv.scm

Example usage:

(define it (csv-make-iterator fname))

(it)   ; returns the first row as a list

(it)   ; returns 2nd row ..etc..

; (it) returns '() when it hits the end of the file.

I'm very new to gambit/scheme - is this a reasonable interface or is 
there a more schemey idiom I should be presenting?



[1] http://sourceforge.net/projects/libcsv

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