split CSV fields
fredrik at pythonware.com
Thu Nov 16 12:22:29 CET 2006
John Machin wrote:
> Given Peter Otten's post, looks like
> (1) there's a bug in the "fmtparam" mechanism -- it's ignoring the
> escapechar in my first twiddle, which should give the same result as
> | >>> csv.excel.doublequote
> According to my reading of the docs:
> Controls how instances of quotechar appearing inside a field should be
> themselves be quoted. When True, the character is doubled. When False,
> the escapechar is used as a prefix to the quotechar. It defaults to
> Peter's example should not have worked.
the documentation also mentions a "quoting" parameter that "controls
when quotes should be generated by the writer and recognised by the
reader.". not sure how that changes things.
anyway, it's either unclear documentation or a bug in the code. better
submit a bug report so someone can fix one of them.
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