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Re: CSV extension status


From: Manuel Collado
Subject: Re: CSV extension status
Date: Wed, 19 May 2021 19:29:19 +0200
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El 19/05/2021 a las 17:55, Neil R. Ormos escribiĆ³:

Do either the gawk-csv extension or the CSVMODE library provide fully 
transparent handling of input records?

Yes. At least I think so.


Are all of the usual public global variables that are set when a regular record 
is read set in a parallel fashion, including RT and all the rest?

Yes. At least I think so.


Are assignments to, for example, $5 transcribed to $0 in exactly the same way 
they would be in the regular case?

Yes. At least I think so.


Can fields contain NUL=$00 characters?

No. Not according to RFC 4180. The only control chars allowed in CSV fields are CR (\r) and LF (\n).


(I'm just trying to understand how the extension and library work, not 
criticising design decisions, which I assume were made for good reasons.)

Please don't hesitate to ask for details, if you like. I can provide examples of each feature.

Regards.
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Manuel Collado - http://mcollado.z15.es



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