Author Eric.Haszlakiewicz
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Date 2014-11-12.17:05:03
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I'm trying to emit a single line of csv without any line terminators, but specifying lineterminator=None results in a "lineterminator must be set" error, and setting lineterminator='' results in lack of quotes around certain fields.

    with open("foo.csv", "wb") as csvfile:
        csvw = csv.writer(csvfile, quoting=csv.QUOTE_MINIMAL, lineterminator='')
        csvw.writerow(["col1","col2\ndata", "col3"])

I expected the contents of the file to be:
    col1,"col2
    data",col3

It should be possible to change the lineterminator without changing the quoting behavior.
At the very least, the documentation needs to explain better what logic is used to determine whether something gets quoted, and what affects that.
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