Issue #9147 has been reported by nagachika (Tomoyuki Chikanaga).

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Feature #9147: CSV.new option skip_lines should escape String before convert to Regexp
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/9147

Author: nagachika (Tomoyuki Chikanaga)
Status: Assigned
Priority: Normal
Assignee: JEG2 (James Gray)
Category: lib
Target version: current: 2.1.0


After r43823, the following script ignore all lines.

== test_csv.rb ==
require "csv"

csv = CSV.new(<<-EOL, skip_lines: ".")
1,foo
.2,bar
3,baz
EOL

p csv.each.to_a # => []
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I think String value for skip_lines option should be escaped before convert to Regexp.

diff --git a/lib/csv.rb b/lib/csv.rb
index a4d8e3d..3e067f2 100644
--- a/lib/csv.rb
+++ b/lib/csv.rb
@@ -2127,7 +2127,7 @@ class CSV
   # See also CSV.new
   def init_comments(options)
     @skip_lines = options.delete(:skip_lines)
-    @skip_lines = Regexp.new(@skip_lines) if @skip_lines.is_a? String
+    @skip_lines = Regexp.new(Regexp.escape(@skip_lines)) if @skip_lines.is_a? String
     if @skip_lines and not @skip_lines.respond_to?(:match)
       raise ArgumentError, ":skip_lines has to respond to matches"
     end



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