split CSV fields

Diez B. Roggisch deets at nospam.web.de
Thu Nov 16 11:34:37 CET 2006

robert wrote:

> What is a most simple expression for splitting a CSV line with "-protected
> fields?
> s='"123","a,b,\"c\"",5.640'

Use the csv-module. It should have a dialect for this, albeit I'm not 100%
sure if the escaping of the " is done properly from csv POV. Might be that
it requires excel-standard.


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