Re: Q about the FasterCSV


#1

Eric L. [mailto:removed_email_address@domain.invalid] :

In the csv file,

line 1,“1”

line 2, “2”

Is it a bug or expected?

imho, a bug.


#2

Peña wrote:

Eric L. [mailto:removed_email_address@domain.invalid] :

In the csv file,

line 1,“1”

line 2, “2”

Is it a bug or expected?

imho, a bug.

No, it’s not a bug. CSV is a simple delimited format. It’s delimited by
a comma character, not a comma then some arbitrary whitespace. That’s
how Microsoft’s Excel and Access and SQL Server parsers deal with it,
too.

And, of course, Ruby’s standard CSV library:

irb(main):001:0> require ‘csv’
=> true
irb(main):002:0> CSV.parse ‘line 1,“1”\nline 2, “2”\n’
CSV::IllegalFormatError: CSV::IllegalFormatError
from D:/Apps/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/csv.rb:607:in get_row' from D:/Apps/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/csv.rb:556:ineach’
from D:/Apps/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/csv.rb:127:in `parse’
from (irb):2

Cheers,
Dave