Ignore this message...  same question posted in  comp.lang.ruby:71418


On Thu, 30 Sep 2004 17:25:29 -0400
Dany Cayouette <danyc / nortelnetworks.com> wrote:

> Any advice/ideas on the best way of attacking field split on ';' when the string looks like:
> 
> s = 'a;b;c\;;d;'
> 
> i.e. field delimiter is ';', and if ; appears in field data ; => \;  
> 
> Any regex magic? or should I use s.each_byte and do it by hand?
> 
> Thanks,
> Dany