On Aug 19, 2005, at 6:16 PM, Sascha Ebach wrote:

> rio4ruby wrote:
>
>> For your perusal -- Rio 0.3.3
>> == Overview
>> Rio is a Ruby I/O convenience class wrapping much of the  
>> functionality
>> of IO, File and Dir. Rio also uses Pathname, FileUtils, Tempfile,
>> StringIO, OpenURI, Zlib, and CSV to provide similar functionality  
>> using
>> a simple consistent interface. In addition to forwarding the  
>> interfaces
>> provided by IO, File, and Dir to an appropriate object, Rio provides
>> a "grande" interface that allows many common application-level I/O  
>> and
>> file-system tasks to be expressed succinctly.
>> == New for version 0.3.3
>> * Expanded support and documentation for CSV files
>>   Examples:
>>   * Copy, changing the separator to a semicolon
>>      rio('comma.csv').csv > rio('semicolon.csv').csv(';')
>>   * Iterate through a file with each line parsed into an array
>>      rio('afile.csv').csv { |array_of_fields| ...}
>>   * Create an array of arrays of selected fields
>>      array_of_arrays = rio('afile.csv').csv.columns(1..3,7).to_a
>>   * Create a tab separated file of accounts in a UNIX passwd file,
>>     listing only the username, uid, and realname fields
>>      rio('/etc/passwd').csv(':').columns(0,2,4) > rio('rpt').csv 
>> ("\t")
>>
>
> This is great. Thanks for this incredibly useful lib.
>
> Sascha Ebach
>

This is a _very_ nice library. Great docs too. I will use this heavily.
Thanks for the work-

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