[Haskell-cafe] implementing a csv reader
lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Thu Aug 24 06:24:43 EDT 2006
On Wed, 23 Aug 2006, Robert Dockins wrote:
> On Aug 23, 2006, at 3:37 PM, Henk-Jan van Tuyl wrote:
> > L.S.,
> > Reading and writing a comma seperated datafile doesn't have to be that
> > complicated; the following is an easy way to read a CSV file into a list of
> > tuples and display the list on screen:
> "For every complex problem, there is a solution which is simple, neat, and
> wrong." -- HL Mencken
> Although it seems straightforward at first, CSV suffers from text escaping
> complexities, just as does every other general purpose plain-text encoding.
> Most notably, a newline embedded inside double quotes does not end a record.
I also think that quotes within quotes are represented by "" rather than
\" in CSV.
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