extractfeat.acd: strange quoting
pmr at ebi.ac.uk
Wed Jun 4 16:51:02 UTC 2003
Peter Ernst wrote:
> a help string in extractfeat.acd is using un-escaped quotes (").
> (parameter -decode)
> help: "To aid you .... '/gene="BRCA1"' associated .... label"
> ^^^ ^^^
> It seems, that EMBOSS can somehow handle this. Also "acdvalid" doesn't
> Concerning strings in ACD, now I have the following two questions:
> 1.) How EMBOSS detects the end of a quoted string ?
A quote at the end of a word. The "' stops EMBOSS finding this one.
> 2.) Is this a valid acd string or not ?
No. I will add a test for internal quotes - to all ACD processing.
> And a general question:
> 3.) Wouldn't it be nice to have beta releases before final releases?
We usually test and release, but an interim beta could be useful
sometimes - especially for GUI developers of course.
> I didn't know how close we are to a release date and therefore I
> also didn't know, that I have to check W2H for compliance with
Let us know what other problems you have - especially anything we can
trap in acdvalid to make your life easier.
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