[Python-Dev] file read-ahead with Mac end-of-line
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Mon Aug 18 11:34:55 EDT 2003
On Mon, Aug 18, 2003, Skip Montanaro wrote:
> >> We'll have to consider whether universal newline mode - along with an
> >> implicit restriction in possible EOL sequences - is the way to go.
> aahz> How about EOL is None means universal newlines and is the default?
> My worry is that if you have (for example) a \n embedded in a field when the
> EOL character is a \r that the parsing would get screwed up. That \n is a
> character in a field, not the end of a record. (Such fields may always have
> to be quoted, but I'm not sure.) At this level it's really an issue for
> Andrew MacNamara or Dave Cole. I'm not too familiar with the underlying C
Then that person needs to specify '\r' as EOL (and open the file as
binary). There's no one-size fits all and yes, you normally do need to
quote string fields with embedded newlines with CSV.
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