[Bioperl-l] Seq(IO) documentation thoughts

Hilmar Lapp hlapp@gmx.net
Mon, 18 Dec 2000 02:47:57 -0800

Ewan Birney wrote:
> I agree with Hilmar here for between rich-format transfer, but I do think
> that mutliple read->write cycles of one format should have minimal if not
> 0 information loss. 

Right. If information loss in this case is a monotonely increasing
function of the number of r-w cycles, that's a bug. (There may be a loss
in the initial read, but already the second write should yield the same
result as the first.)

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