[Bioperl-l] Blast -- data streams?

Renee Halbrook reneeh at stanford.edu
Thu Nov 3 17:09:48 EST 2005

I notice that the Blast web package in bioperl uses a lot of file i/o,
reading and writing temporary files.
On a couple of systems I am working with, the problem seems to be that these
temp files build up, and need to be deleted using a chron job.
My question is, is there any reason to use file io, rather than working
directly with data streams?

Thanks for any feedback,

Renee Halbrook
Bioinformatics Programmer
The Carnegie Institution of Washington
Department of Plant Biology
260 Panama Street
Stanford, CA 94305

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