Question on the "csv" library

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Fri Aug 28 10:03:49 CEST 2009

John Machin wrote:
> On Aug 28, 6:44 am, Mark Lawrence <breamore... at> wrote:
>> vsoler wrote:
>>> On Aug 27, 9:42 pm, Andreas Waldenburger <use... at geekmail.INVALID>
>>> 1- the csv file was generated with Excel 2007; no prompts for what the
>>> separator should be; Excel has used ";" by default, without asking
>>> anything
>> I find this difficult to believe,
> Mark, there exist parallel universes the denizens of which use strange
> notation e.g. 1.234,56 instead of 1,234.56 and would you believe they
> use ';' instead of ',' as a list separator ... Excel perfidiously
> gives them what they expect rather than forcing them to comply with
> The One True Way.
I suggest a new file type csvewtlsinac i.e. comma seperated value except 
when the list seperator is not a comma.:)  Does this cover everything?

p.s. is it "separator" or "seperator", after 50+ years I still can't 

Kindest regards.

Mark Lawrence.

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