These options determine how general parsing of plain text files proceeds, as well as controlling delimited argument parsing.

Value Description
noescapes Treat backslash as a normal character
normalcommas Treate commas as normal characters rather than delimiters
skipblanks Blank lines (or those containing comments) are automatically skipped
stripbrackets Normal parentheses are automatically stripped from the input file
stripcomments Remove comments from file (text starting with ‘//’ or ‘#’)
usecurlies Data within curly brackets will be parsed as a single argument
usequotes Phrases enclosed in quotes will be parsed as a single argument