[Bioperl-l] parsing blast reports

Gregory Jordan greg at ebi.ac.uk
Wed Apr 7 15:40:03 EDT 2010

This particular trick isn't *too* ugly, but why don't we just add a
"-string" parameter to the Bio::Root::IO module? Then, Bioperl users
wouldn't have to independently discover the string filehandle trick every
time they find themselves wanting to use a string instead of a file or
handle. Personally, I've discovered, forgotten, and re-discovered this
particular one more than once already.

The _initialize_io method in Bio::Root::IO already deals with two mutually
exclusive input parameters ("file" and "fh"); is there a good reason why not
to add a third and just include the string filehandle bit within that


On 7 April 2010 19:06, Dave Messina <David.Messina at sbc.su.se> wrote:

> > Forgot about that one, much simpler.
> Me too, until I was doing this same thing a couple days ago... :)
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