Author sfinnie
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Date 2010-04-13.21:11:21
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Running the examples in the csv module docs (http://docs.python.org/library/csv.html) causes problems reading file on a mac.  This is highlighted in issue 1072404 (http://bugs.python.org/issue1072404).

Commentary on the bug indicates a no fix, meaning most/many people using a mac will get an error if they use the sample code in the docs.

A simpler solution would be to use universal newline mode in the doc examples.  This is actually mentioned in commentary on the bug, and appears to work.

Proposal
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In all example code blocks, use mode 'rU' when opening the file.  1st code block, for example, would become:

spamReader = csv.reader(open('eggs.csv', 'rU'), delimiter=' ', quotechar='|')

That should solve the problem on mac without impacting compatibility on other operating systems.  Note: Haven't been able to verify this on other platforms.
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