On Oct 28, 2005, at 9:58 AM, Ara.T.Howard wrote:

> On Fri, 28 Oct 2005, James Edward Gray II wrote:
>
>
>> On Oct 28, 2005, at 8:53 AM, Ara.T.Howard wrote:
>>
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>>> anyhow - thanks for doing this.  fyi, i've used the following  
>>> approach many
>>> times for loading huge csv files in an attempt to squeeze out  
>>> speed - it
>>> works.  the approach is simple:
>>>
>>
>> I wondering if we're going about this all wrong.  Mastering Regular
>> Expression has a single regex that parses CSV, properly handling  
>> escapes.
>> Have anyone tried porting that?
>>
>
> i haven't looked at it - but isn't that impossible, by definition,  
> since
> parsing them is context sensitive when quoting is considered?

I'm just mentioning what I remember reading.  Of course, it's quite  
possible that my memory is poor.

> do you have a better reference for the re?  or is that the one?

I'm not at my geek bookshelf right now.  I will post the code tonight...

James Edward Gray II