[Bioperl-l] fastq splitter

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Wed Feb 29 11:39:13 EST 2012


On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 4:30 PM, Sean O'Keeffe <limericksean at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> Here's the perldoc for fastq - it does seem to indicate that the optional
> descriptor (+) must match the first header. (See DESCRIPTION).

i.e. If present, it must match. But the repeated descriptor can
(and for space efficiency should) be omitted.

As Chris mentioned earlier, there are sample files in the test suite
which omit the repeated descriptor so this should be working OK.

Peter


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