[Biopython-dev] GenBank parser -- first go

Edwin Steele edwin.steele at eBioinformatics.com
Mon Dec 11 22:43:06 EST 2000


> See the "/formimino"?  I had thought that any line starting
> with a '/' was a new qualifier, but it looks like you really do
> have to parse the quotes as you go to tell when you are done.
> While the qouted quote checking (double the "s) is doable with
> a regular expression, it's gets pretty complicated.

I've found this too.
A good test for a new qualifier is if it starts with a '/' and either:
- Have an even no. of quotes and end with a '"' or
- Have an odd no. of quotes and do not end with a '"' or
- Have no quotes at all.


Edwin Steele
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