[Biopython-dev] Bio.PDB - Missing values (was Moratorium on commits?)

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Mon Aug 12 20:36:15 UTC 2013

On Monday, August 12, 2013, João Rodrigues wrote:

> Hi all,
> Moving to a new thread because this is a very specific issue.
> I think that, from a programming point of view (but I'm a biologist so
> correct me if I'm wrong) having None values upon parsing is probably a
> better idea. Then, when writing, these should be translated to whatever
> default there is in the PDB documentation.

Or throw an error to force the user to fix it?

Or write a blank occupancy to allow preservation of the
(flawed) input?

(Thank you for raising the output question now, it is a logically
consequence of putting None in the parsed structure)


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