From: Stephen Smith [mailto:4fires / gmail.com] :
# go from csv to
# batch file automagically, and just writing a one-off for this one file
# format seems like a total waste of time.
# There are a bizillion of these formats out there, and I have 
# to imagine
# spooning csv files into yet another format is pretty common. 
# I'm wondering
# if Ruby already has a batch file library, something like 
# text-format.rb only
# more useful?

just in case you'd want to start anew, try getting some ideas fr
  1. http://www.devsource.com/article2/0,1895,1928561,00.asp
  2. http://fastercsv.rubyforge.org/

kind regards -botp