Issue #1981 has been updated by James Gray.

Due date set to 12/31/2009
Target version set to 1.9.x

I just wanted to state that I am aware of this patch and do plan to apply something like it.  I'm purposefully waiting a bit to see how the new FasterCSV release, which uses a similar non-regex approach, fairs in the wild.  When I fill confident we've made the right choice to switch parsing strategies, I will commit some version of this patch.
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