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NAME ^

Text::CSV::Easy_XS - Easy (and fast) CSV parsing and building

VERSION ^

Version 0.50

SYNOPSIS ^

  use Text::CSV::Easy_XS qw(csv_build csv_parse);

  my @fields = csv_parse($string);
  my $string = csv_build(@fields);

DESCRIPTION ^

Text::CSV::Easy_XS is a simple module for parsing and building CSV lines. This module is written in XS, which is much faster than the PurePerl alternative (Text::CSV::Easy_PP). You can use Text::CSV::Easy directly and it will make the best decision on which module to use.

This module conforms to RFC 4180 (http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4180) for both parsing and building of CSV strings.

1. Use commas to separate fields. Spaces will be considered part of the field.
 abc,def, ghi        => ( 'abc', 'def', ' ghi' )
2. You may enclose fields in quotes.
 "abc","def"         => ( 'abc', 'def' )
3. If your field contains a line break, a comma, or a quote, you need to enclose it in quotes. A quote should be escaped with another quote.
 "a,b","a\nb","a""b" => ( 'a,b', "a\nb", 'a"b' )
4. A trailing newline is acceptable.
 abc,def\n           => ( 'abc', 'def' )

When building a string using csv_build, all non-numeric strings will always be enclosed in quotes.

SUBROUTINES ^

csv_build( List @fields ) : Str

Takes a list of fields and will generate a csv string. This subroutine will raise an exception if any errors occur.

csv_parse( Str $string ) : List[Str]

Parses a CSV string. Returns a list of fields it found. This subroutine will raise an exception if a string could not be properly parsed.

DISCLAIMER ^

Note: this module is still in an *alpha* state. This has not been tested with threads. Use at your own risk.

SEE ALSO ^

Text::CSV
Text::CSV::Easy
Text::CSV::Easy_PP

AUTHOR ^

Thomas Peters, <weters@me.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

Copyright (C) 2013 by Thomas Peters

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.12.4 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.

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