Problem in splitting a string

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Thu Jul 22 22:03:03 CEST 2004

"Angelo Secchi" <secchi at> wrote in message
news:20040722201632.25d4506a.secchi at
> Hi,
> I have string of numbers and words like
> ',,,,,,23,,,asd,,,,,"name,surname",,,,,,,\n'
> and I would like to split (I'm using string.split()) it using comma as
> separator but I do not want to split in two also the "name,surname"
> field. In other word I would like python in separating fields to skip
> that particular comma.
> How can I do that?

I suspect that you need the csv (comma separated variable) module.


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