[Csv] PEP 305

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Thu Oct 2 15:57:33 CEST 2003

    Roberto> One last question: I thought that the "doublequote" flag in the
    Roberto> definition of the Dialect class was supposed to deal with
    Roberto> "dirty" .csv files like mine (regarding the inner double
    Roberto> quotes, not the leading and trailing ones). So what is that
    Roberto> flag useful for?

I may be misremembering, but I believe it tells the parser that the quote
character is doubled when embedded inside a field.  If that's false, the the
escapechar field of the dialect must be set to a single-character string.

Hmmm...  Maybe try this:

    class screener_dialect(csv.excel):
        quotechar = '"'
        delimiter = '.'
        doublequote = False
        escapechar = '"'

Weird, but it might also work.


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