[Bioperl-l] fasta parsing

Hilmar Lapp lapp@gnf.org
Fri, 10 Nov 2000 12:04:49 -0800

Ewan Birney wrote:
> Guys -
> it is weird entering a conversation having read in via the web and
> not directly.
> There was *definitely* a fasta parsing bug which definitely got fixed
> when elia put his stuff in. As far as I can figure out, jason added

Have you read Elia's latest email? The latest fasta-reader bug was the
inability to cope with '>' in the description line, solved long before Oct
11th. To re-iterate, something that doesn't work but works if you change a
line is not necessarily fixing a bug. Thanks a lot Elia for checking on
another system, I have no 5.004 at hand, so I couldn't have checked myself.

This also makes it clear that we rely on Perl 5.005: does this create a
problem? Shall we retain compatibility with 5.004 (this would imply that
there is someone responsible for checking this regularly, I for instance
can't)? Which version do we require in Makefile.PL? (Sorry, I don't have
the code at hand.)


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