I to use Text::CSV quite happily. I spent forever and a day (actually, about 6 hours) trying to debug a problem with it, that was finally answered deep within the documentation. When it says:
Allowable characters within a CSV field include 0x09
(tab) and the inclusive range of 0x20 (space) through
It means it. In particular, if you get anything outside of this range, including any MS curly-quotes or (in my case) a single oddly out-of-range byte, it will quietly fail.
Note that it does not accept newlines inside any field either.
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