Re: VIM command to convert comma delimited text to latex table
On Wed, Feb 20, 2002 at 07:43:32PM -0800, Eric G. Miller wrote:
| > > * Abner Gershon (firstname.lastname@example.org) [020220 09:01]:
| > > > Can someone tell me search and replace commands I can use to
| > > > convert comma delimited text in form:
| Umm, what about quoted text containing commas? Like:
| "Sound Bite","It was an unfortunate event, but guaranteed to inspire."
To properly handle all legal CSV input you will need a real CSV
parser. If the input you actually have to work with doesn't contain
any special quoting or anything, then you can get away with
simple-minded regexes like the ones suggested. It is all a matter of
what is "good enough" for the actual data you have.
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