On Nov 29, 2006, at 5:25 PM, Edwin Fine wrote:

> I am perplexed by CSV.open.

Me too.  ;)

> I wonder why it was not patterned more closely on IO? Any thoughts?

The author does not believe CSV objects should be IO like.  If you  
search the archives for my messages about including FasterCSV in the  
standard library you will run into our debates on this subject.

FasterCSV's open() behaves the way you expect.

James Edward Gray II