[Rd] # symbol in input data (PR#8296)

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Thu Nov 10 06:12:11 CET 2005

Full_Name: Richard L Lozes
Version: 2.1.1
OS: Win XP
Submission from: (NULL) (

"#" appearing in a quoted string in input causes further input of that line to
be ignored.
Can be cured by escaping (i.e., "\#"), but in big data sets it is onerous to

# should not be "special" inside a quoted string.

Here is a small input file. Read it with read.csv().

Title1, Title2, cHdr1, cHdr2, cHdr3

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