[Bioperl-l] Re: SeqIO::swiss.pm + "gsequence"

Hilmar Lapp hlapp@gmx.net
Sun, 17 Sep 2000 13:37:40 +0200

Ewan Birney wrote:
> Hmmm. I vote that... well ... I don't like processing emty sequences into
> a fasta file, but I susepct we should be tolerant of reading them.
> It is dangerously close to an error in my view (writing an empty
> sequence).

Depends on how you look at it. A file containing BLASTable sequences with
an entry with no sequence probably is an error, and doesn't make sense.
But I think a Fasta-formatted file as a means of serializing sequences
between programs within a pipeline can contain empty sequences without
this being an error.


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