[Haskell-cafe] Re: Sneaking haskell in the workplace -- cleaning csv files

Pete Kazmier pete-expires-20070615 at kazmier.com
Sun Jun 17 14:04:47 EDT 2007

"Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH" <allbery at ece.cmu.edu> writes:

> On Jun 15, 2007, at 18:37 , Jason Dagit wrote:
>> I love to see people using Haskell, especially professionally, but I
>> have to wonder if the real tool for this job is sed? :-)
> Actually, while sed could do that, it'd be a nightmare.  You really
> want a parser to deal with general CSV like this, and while you can
> write parsers in sed, you *really* don't want to.  :)

sed ':a /,$/!{N;s/\n//;ba}' somefile.csv

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