[Bioperl-l] how to prevent forced exit?

Ross KK Leung ross at cuhk.edu.hk
Tue Mar 15 10:16:56 EDT 2011

While the complete code is as follows, the real problem is that the get_Stream_by_acc cannot be used repeatedly, such that when I'm feeding a list of accession numbers (e.g. 1 million records) to the perl script, the program will exit with code 255 (likely equivalent to -1). I wonder anybody had encountered this similar problem and has solved it accordingly...



#!/usr/bin/perl                                                                                                                 use warnings;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

use Bio::DB::GenBank;


$gb = new Bio::DB::GenBank(-retrievaltype => 'tempfile', -format =>'Fasta');

$allseqobj = $gb->get_Stream_by_acc("A3ZI37");

 print "HEELO";

while ($seqobj = $allseqobj->next_seq) {
                       #$seqobj = $allseqobj->next_seq;
print "222   HEELO";



From: Dave Messina [mailto:David.Messina at sbc.su.se] 
Sent: 2011年3月15日 17:02
To: Ross KK Leung
Cc: bioperl-l at lists.open-bio.org
Subject: Re: [Bioperl-l] how to prevent forced exit?


Hi Ross,


Your code is incomplete and you didn't provide the output from running it, so it's not easy to figure out where you're going wrong.


Try copying the example code directly from here




and making sure that works first before modifying it.



More documentation and examples here:









On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 06:54, Ross KK Leung <ross at cuhk.edu.hk> wrote:

$gb = new Bio::DB::GenBank(-retrievaltype => 'tempfile', -format =>
$allseqobj = $gb->get_Stream_by_acc("A3ZI37");
print "HEELO";
while ($seqobj = $allseqobj->next_seq) {
                       #$seqobj = $allseqobj->next_seq;



                   print "222   HEELO";

I find that the 1st HEELO can be printed while the 2nd one can't. Google
does not return checking success/failure or null/exist of the Seq Object. As
the 1st HEELO can be executed, so no throw/exception occurs for the
get_Stream_by_acc. So what can I do? The real case is not hard-coding this
A3ZI37 but reading a file that may contain a lot of these "illegitimate"
accession numbers.

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