[emboss-dev] USA syntax and `%' character in sequence file names
njoly at pasteur.fr
Fri Oct 24 03:43:22 EDT 2008
On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 10:47:54PM +0100, ajb at ebi.ac.uk wrote:
> Hi Nicolas,
> What it does, given a USA like:
> is to seek 10 bytes into file foo and try to start
> reading a sequence from there. It does not, however, currently check that
> what appears after the '%' is a valid number. I believe invalid numbers
> are equivalent to an offset of 0.
> I suspect it might have been intended as a useful debugging tool for
> the programmer rather than as something for the biologist.
> If we leave it as an option we ought to mention it the documentation
> in some form though.
Thanks, Alan. Personally, i would get rid of it. But if you plan to
keep it, please check for valid numbers before using it.
Biological Software and Databanks.
Institut Pasteur, Paris.
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