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Chapter 13. Miscellany > Item 115. Don’t use regular expressions for comma-sepa...

Item 115. Don’t use regular expressions for comma-separated values

The comma-separated values format seems like such an easy format to parse, and don’t be embarrassed if you thought so. Everyone has—it’s a rite of passage. Most often, the problem is that people haven’t encountered all of the perversions of this format.

In its simplest form, you see simple values separated by the comma:


  

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