Odd csv column-name truncation with only one column

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Fri Jul 20 10:31:29 CEST 2012

On Thu, 19 Jul 2012 15:52:12 +0200, Hans Mulder wrote:

> Perhaps it should be documented that the Sniffer doesn't work on
> single-column data.
> If you really need to read a one-column csv file, you'll have to find
> some other way to produce a Dialect object.  Perhaps the predefined
> 'cvs.excel' dialect matches your data.  If not, the easiest way might be
> to manually define a csv.Dialect subclass.

Perhaps the csv module could do with a pre-defined "one column" dialect. 
If anyone comes up with one, do consider proposing it as a patch on the 
bug tracker.


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