[Biopython-dev] Blast parsers and records

Michiel de Hoon mjldehoon at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 8 13:44:01 UTC 2010

--- On Tue, 6/8/10, Peter <biopython at maubp.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
> > Why do we need a sub-class? We don't do this in
> > Bio.SeqIO, where GenBank files contain much more
> > information than Fasta files, but both are
> > represented by a SeqRecord.
> OK, I guess you could have some properties which are left
> empty
> (like the annotations dictionary or features list in a
> SeqRecord from a FASTA file).

I would prefer that, as it keeps things simple and consistent with other parts of Biopython. But let's see how it goes. Over the weekend I'll set up a rudimentary Blast parser and record so we can see what it would look like in practice.



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