[Bioperl-l] t/SeqIO.t -- improvements?
hlapp at gmx.net
Thu Sep 7 18:56:21 UTC 2006
On Sep 7, 2006, at 1:37 PM, Jay Hannah wrote:
> Wouldn't it be better if:
> (1) fasta.out was generated to contain *all* sequences, not just
> the first.
> (2) a test was added to verify that fasta.out exactly matches
> test.fasta (diff is blank).
No. The goal is not exact reproduction (you'd use cp for that) but
writing out a file that is valid FASTA format and contains the same
information as the input file.
You could (and should) still do a semantic diff; just that's a lot
harder to implement. There have been threads previously about
comparing objects for equality (in the notion that two files which
are semantically equal should result in 'equal' objects once read
into the object model).
: Hilmar Lapp -:- Durham, NC -:- hlapp at gmx dot net :
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