API Changes

dbfread.open() and dbfread.read() are deprecated as of version 2.0, and will be removed in 2.2.

The DBF class is no longer a subclass of list. This makes the API a lot cleaner and easier to understand, but old code that relied on this behaviour will be broken. Iteration and record counting works the same as before. Other list operations can be rewritten using the record attribute. For example:

table = dbfread.read('people.dbf')

can be rewritten as:

table = DBF('people.dbf', load=True)

open() and read() both return DeprecatedDBF, which is a subclass of DBF and list and thus backward compatible.