GNU bug report logs - #61932
28.2; [csv-mode] Comma in quoted field mistaken as field delimiter

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Package: emacs; Severity: minor; Reported by: Joost <joostkremers@HIDDEN>; dated Fri, 3 Mar 2023 11:02:01 UTC; Maintainer for emacs is bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN.
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Subject: 28.2; [csv-mode] Comma in quoted field mistaken as field delimiter
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It seems that csv-mode mistakes a comma in a quoted field for a field delimiter
in certain cases. Starting with `emacs -Q', then installing and loading
`csv-mode' from GNU ELPA, create a small csv file with two columns:


Now, when I use TAB to move from one field to the next, point stops at the comma
between "three" and "four".

Also, hen sorting, the third line is sorted on "four", not on "34", both when sorting
numerically and alphabetically. This is the result when sorting numerically on
column 2 (C-c C-n):


Line 3 ends up as line one, (I assume because "four" is not a number and sorts
as zero). When sorting alphabetically (C-c C-s), I get:


Where the line <<"three,four",34>> is sorted on "four", not on "34".

`csv-separators` is set to the default value `("\"")'.

I've also occasionally experiences problems deleting a column (C-c C-k) if there
is a column with text before the column being deleted and some of the fields in
this column contain quoted commas. I haven't constructed a minimal example for
this, since I assume it's the same problem, but I could if desired.

Note that font lock does seem to understand that the comma in the field is not a
separator, because it doesn't have `csv-separator-face'.



In GNU Emacs 28.2 (build 1, x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.24.36, cairo version 1.17.6)
 of 2023-01-03 built on 2
Windowing system distributor 'The X.Org Foundation', version 11.0.12101007
System Description: Arch Linux

Configured using:
 'configure --with-x-toolkit=gtk3 --with-native-compilation --sysconfdir=/etc
 --prefix=/usr --libexecdir=/usr/lib --localstatedir=/var --with-cairo
 --with-harfbuzz --with-libsystemd --with-modules 'CFLAGS=-march=x86-64
 -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe -fno-plt -fexceptions -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -Wformat
 -Werror=format-security -fstack-clash-protection -fcf-protection -g
 -ffile-prefix-map=/build/emacs/src=/usr/src/debug/emacs -flto=auto'
 'LDFLAGS=-Wl,-O1,--sort-common,--as-needed,-z,relro,-z,now -flto=auto''
Configured features:
Important settings:
  value of $LANG: en_GB.UTF-8
  locale-coding-system: utf-8-unix

Major mode: CSV

Minor modes in effect:
  cursor-sensor-mode: t
  subword-mode: t
  magit-auto-revert-mode: t
  company-box-mode: t
  csv-align-mode: t
  csv-field-index-mode: t
  minions-mode: t
  doom-modeline-mode: t
  which-key-mode: t
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  company-quickhelp-local-mode: t
  global-company-mode: t
  company-mode: t
  electric-pair-mode: t
  recentf-mode: t
  delete-selection-mode: t
  override-global-mode: t
  tooltip-mode: t
  global-eldoc-mode: t
  show-paren-mode: t
  mouse-wheel-mode: t
  tool-bar-mode: t
  menu-bar-mode: t
  file-name-shadow-mode: t
  global-font-lock-mode: t
  font-lock-mode: t
  auto-composition-mode: t
  auto-encryption-mode: t
  auto-compression-mode: t
  column-number-mode: t
  line-number-mode: t
  transient-mark-mode: t
  auto-save-visited-mode: t

Load-path shadows:
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/home/joost/.emacs.d/elpa/transient-20230220.1425/transient hides /usr/share/emacs/28.2/lisp/transient

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Acknowledgement sent to Joost <joostkremers@HIDDEN>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN. Full text available.
Report forwarded to bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN:
bug#61932; Package emacs. Full text available.
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