Author jdwhitley
Recipients barry, jdwhitley, rhettinger, skip.montanaro
Date 2009-02-09.09:24:56
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An implementation of a namedtuple reader and writer.

Created a writer for the case where user would like to specify
desired field names and default values on missing field names.

e.g.
mywriter = NamedTupleWriter(f, fieldnames=['f1', 'f2', 'f3'], 
                            restval='missing')

Nt = namedtuple('LessFields', 'f1 f3')
nt = Nt(f1='one', f2=2)

mywriter.writerow(nt) # writes one,missing,2

any thoughts on case where defined fieldname has a leading 
underscore? Should there be a flag to silently ignore? 

e.g. 
if self._ignore_underscores:
   fieldname = fieldname.lstrip('_')

Leading underscores may be present in an unsighted csv file,
additionally, spaces and other non alpha numeric characters pose 
a problem that does not affect the DictReader class. 

Cheers,
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2009-02-09 09:25:03jdwhitleysetrecipients: + jdwhitley, skip.montanaro, barry, rhettinger
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