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Re: Output to another file help

by space_monk (Chaplain)
on Nov 09, 2012 at 01:29 UTC ( #1003041=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to [SOLVED] Output to another file help

Please in the name of whatever deity/deities you worship, stop using "split" to break up lines of CSV files and use Text::CSV or a similar library instead.

In the particular example, the original program is reading in an address, which is almost certain to contain a comma somewhere, and the normal way round that is to quote the field. split won't handle this, but CSV parsing libraries such as Text::CSV will take it in their stride.

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