[spambayes-dev] modified version of sb_dbexpimp.py
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Wed Mar 17 12:58:05 EST 2004
Kenny> I did notice one oddity in my exported csv file. There were a
Kenny> few tokens, most of them subject: something but a few others,
Kenny> that were wrapped between two lines using an e-mail header style
Kenny> wrapping where the continuation line begins with a tab. Even
Kenny> though the rest of the file is written with '\r\n' line
Kenny> terminators, these wrapped lines have only a '\n' terminator.
Kenny> This anomaly fooled my Vim editor into thinking the file was a
Kenny> Unix file with '\n' line endings, so I wonder if the same thing
Kenny> could throw off Excel in some cases.
The csv module handles multi-line fields and the authors went to great pains
to try and read/write Excel-compatible files. I believe in Excel that an
embedded newline is just a newline, not CRLF. If the files are throwing off
vim or Emacs that's not all that surprising. How they interpret files with
mixes of CRLF and LF is anyone's guess.
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