[Biopython-dev] PDB occupancy behavior

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Fri Aug 9 11:06:46 UTC 2013

On Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 10:07 AM, Morten Kjeldgaard <mok at bioxray.dk> wrote:

> On 09/08/2013, at 10:47, Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > How about the special float values NaN or NA instead?
> > Or the Python special value None?
> TBH I don't think there is any good reason to change the current defaults.
> On the contrary, we should be careful when changing default values since
> this might break users' programs.
> My point is, that Lenna wants to read files that does not follow the PDB
> standard, and so she needs to make provisions for that in her own program,
> not the toolkit.
Do you think this should be something handled differently in strict and
permissive mode? Should missing occupancy give a warning or error in strict


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