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On Jan 23, 2008, at 12:05 AM, 7stud -- wrote:

> John Carter wrote:
>>
>> Probably the mostly useful first thought in Ruby is... "Nah, I bet
>> it's in the standard library somewhere, better check ruby-doc.org"
>>
>
> I disagree with that.  In my experience if you can avoid the Ruby
> Standard library, you will save yourself a lot of headaches because it
> is so poorly documented, and your code will probably run faster as  
> well.
>
>> From standard library module 'csv'
>
> In particular, the csv module is so inefficient, James Gray wrote his
> own module and called it fastercsv.

Most of the time, it's better to look for standard libraries or at  
least good third party libraries rather than re-inventing the wheel  
though.   Most of the time, when one re-invents the wheel, one gets it  
wrong.



David Morton
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