[Bioperl-l] BPLite?

Hilmar Lapp lapp@gnf.org
Wed, 14 Mar 2001 09:51:07 -0800

"Wiepert, Mathieu" wrote:
> I have a few questions about BPLite, and the Blast parsing process.  Blast
> can output the ASN.1 or XML, as I understand it.   Do we have any parsers
> that use that as a starting point, to then fill objects like the current
> report, subject, and HSP objects, or the Blast object?

We don't. I don't even know whether Ian's latest version of BPlite is
capable of that. Parsing XML instead of text was discussed for a
while, and I think the outcome basically was that it is very desirable
to have that, but at the same time people will want to continue using
text-format reports and be able to parse them, simply because they're
very well human readable and people tend to look at the reports from
time to time.

<attention: don't read further if you don't like solicitations>
Maybe I also take the opportunity to re-iterate that at present we
have no-one committed to keeping BPlite abreast with Ian's development
(Peter S volunteered to fix bugs as they appear), and we'd be glad if
someone is willing to step up ... 

Hilmar Lapp                            email: lapp@gnf.org
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