So a colleague at work asked me to build something for him - an export tool that outputs data from my project, but in a much simpler, more abbreviated format. It would have only two columns of data, instead of the dozen or so the existing tool does, have no header row, and would strip out any quotation marks in the comma separated value file (CSV) it would generate.
I read up on the particular plugin we were using to do the existing export, including this not very helpful piece of documentation.
It reads like it should be written u\0000, right?
Nope. It's \u0000, which is NULL. (That's its format in java and groovy.)
After just a little bit of stupid puttering around, I figured that out on my own.
I'm grateful, if not a wee bit frustrated!