Should Dstat CSV output actually be semicolon or comma separated ? #59

dagwieers opened this Issue Nov 29, 2013 · 4 comments


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dagwieers commented Nov 29, 2013

Currently we use a comma as separator for the CSV output, and when implementing I thought that made most sense. However a semicolon is less common to be used inside the output/string as a comma.

Besides a comma is used in Europa as a radix point, rather than the dot. And therefore the default separator used by Excel/LibreOffice is configured to be a semicolon.

What do you think ?

Changing might have impact to people already processing it with a comma.


dagwieers commented Nov 29, 2013

Using a semicolon only changed recently in 0b0e958, maybe we should revert this before releasing 0.7.3 ?

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scottchiefbaker commented Dec 16, 2013

I agree it should be a comma.


dagwieers commented Feb 5, 2014

Alright, so let's close this. Comma it is !

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thinrope commented Feb 7, 2015

comma by default is fine, configurable is even better (like cut/paste commands)
--delimeter ";" ("," is the default)

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