[Bioperl-l] Re: bl2seq reader chokes when no results (PR#927)

Hilmar Lapp lapp@gnf.org
Wed, 25 Apr 2001 09:50:00 -0700

Jeffrey Chang wrote:
> However, I
> believe parsing code should be separate from code that diagnoses
> unspecified faults in the input file.  One of the reasons is because there
> is only one interpretation of a correct file, but possibly many
> interpretations of ambiguously incorrect ones.  This allows people to use
> different interpretations.
> Keeping things separate does impose some overhead than if it were tightly
> coupled.  But, you always have the option of not using the extra code if
> you're not worried about faults in the output.  If the diagnostic code
> were integrated, you wouldn't have that option.

I definitely agree. Sane but still powerful approach. Would cause some
extra work in module design though, but definitely worth it.

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