[Biopython-dev] record iteration

Jeffrey Chang jchang at smi.stanford.edu
Mon Dec 31 02:32:12 EST 2001

On Fri, Dec 21, 2001 at 04:02:26AM -0700, Andrew Dalke wrote:
> So my proposal is to standardize on certain tag names, to be shared
> across all of the Biopython/Martel grammars.  These include:
>   dataset
>   record
>   header
>   footer


> BTW, those standard tag names should also include
>   primary_id
>   description (free-form text)
>   sequence   (single letter codes)
>   sequence3  (three letter code)
>   xref       (cross reference to another database)
>   ... others?

This all looks good.  Do you have a sense on whether there should be a
unique prefix or suffix to indicate that a standardized name is being
used?  e.g.  _m_dataset or something like that.  Since these names are
pretty common, especially in this domain, it might be easy to use a
standard tag name when none was intended...


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