convert a csv file into a recutil file
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This script takes the path of a CSV file as an argument, and prints the data to stdout in recutils format


retro file.csv

Print message if no argument is given:

script:arguments #0 eq? [ 'Usage:_csv2recutil_<file.csv> s:put nl nl ] if;

File reader

open file, get handle and size

'handle var 'size var
#0 script:get-argument file:open-for-reading !handle !size

readline utility

:get-line  @handle file:read-line ;

CSV to array

declare s:to-array/csv function. Takes a string, returns an array.

:s:to-array/csv (s-a)

strip all the double quotes. NOTE: this will also strip all quotes in the body text. Might be better to chomp, reverse, chomp, reverse?

[ $" -eq? ] s:filter

Finally split on commas

$, s:tokenize

There, now you have an array

(end function:)



Get the headers:

get-line s:to-array/csv 'Headers var-n

declare a var for the current line so we can assign to it

'Current var

Print headers and current line as a recutil. (Use indexed-times so we can use the index to get the nth element from each array.)

  get-line s:to-array/csv !Current
  @Headers a:length [
    dup @Headers swap a:fetch s:put ':_ s:put
    @Current swap a:fetch s:put nl
  ] indexed-times

Now print-record for all the remaining lines in the file

  print-record nl
  @size @handle file:tell gt?
] while