Due to the iterator-based API of CSVParser, there is currently no simple and convenient way to parse single lines of CSV-formatted data. The intention of this ticket is to add something along the lines of the following:
The use case of parsing single lines comes up very often in terms of distributed batch processing scenarios (i.e. Hadoop jobs), and CSV-style formats are also regularly used in such scenarios. Currently, projects are often forced to build their own ad-hoc CSV parsing solutions, so adding the ability to parse single lines to commons-csv would be very useful to these projects, as well as anyone doing parsing based on input that isn't necessary in the form of a single stream.