split string but ignore sep inside double quotes

Tim Golden mail at timgolden.me.uk
Wed Apr 13 17:04:27 CEST 2011


On 13/04/2011 15:59, Jonno wrote:
> I have the following unicode object:
> u'3,"Some, text",more text'
>
> and I want to split it into a list like this:
> [3,"Some, text", more text]
>
> In other words I want to split on the comma but not if it's inside a
> double-quote.

You want the csv module which is designed for *exactly* this
form of data.

TJG



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