csvToText Repository

Mike Kerner MikeKerner at roadrunner.com
Fri Jun 10 13:45:18 EDT 2016

It is on git.  Do a pull and tweak it as you see fit, and I'll be happy to
push the update.

On Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 1:00 PM, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com>

> Earlier I wrote:
> > I can update the article to use a non-numeric name, but before I do
> > it's worth exploring that relative to whichever version you have on
> > Github, since there was at least one later version which appeared to
> > be faster but turned out to cover fewer edge cases.
> I've done some initial testing, and with the common test data in the
> article both functions return the same result.  The one from your GitHub
> site is about 30% slower, but apparently for good reason:  when testing on
> other CSV files I use locally, I found at least one edge case where the new
> algo handles some escaped escapes better.
> I've updated my article with the new code, along with updating the URL
> that points to LiveCode and the URL to the source, now pointing to your
> Github repository:
> <http://www.fourthworld.com/embassy/articles/csv-must-die.html>
> The only suggestion I would make for the Github repo is in the Read Me:
> While I believe I may have initiative the first of the several threads
> suggesting we should pull our minds together and solve the CSV issue for
> LiveCode, we've also had so many contributions to the source I no longer
> recall who suggested the first posted version, and many people contributed
> ideas along the way.
> So where your Read Me says:
>   Originally a project by Alex Tweedley to improve Richard's code,
>   we eventually put it in the community...
> ...it may be more accurate to say:
>   After a community process with many contributors, Alex Tweedly
>   came up with what is currently the most robust general-purpose
>   CSV parser.
> --
>  Richard Gaskin
>  Fourth World Systems
>  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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