[Bioperl-l] Porting Entrez Gene parser to Biojava, Biopython, Biophp, even C++

Mingyi Liu mingyi.liu at gpc-biotech.com
Sun Mar 13 10:03:41 EST 2005

I forgot to mention another advantage of having a purely regex based 
small parser means very easy porting into any language that supports 
perl styled regular expressions, like Java, Python, PHP, C++ with PCRE 
(used by php and python). 

There could potentially be performance hit to any perl parsers ported 
into those languages.  Mainly because AFAIK there is a lack of full 
support for all the modifiers for Perl regex, so unless I missed 
something, we'd have to either code some modifier logic in the program 
or use string replacement.  Nevertheless, the smaller the parser, the 
less pain in porting.

Just some more cents (and advocation) :)

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