FASTA format - proposed max line limit

Andrew Martin amartin at stagleys.demon.co.uk
Thu Dec 3 14:51:02 EST 1998

tendo (tendo at fas.harvard.edu) wrote:
: I found that C++ standard template library (STL) allows you to access
: unlimited length of string when you read a file.  So, as long as you use C++
: as well as perl, the max line length limit is not necessary.

: However, I still think it's a good idea to have secondary comment line which
: is free from context....

I have a trivial C routine which replaces fgets() with fgetsany() to read
a line of any length.

EMail me if you want it!


Dr. Andrew C.R. Martin
Lecturer in Biochemistry, UCL
-and- Technical Director, Inpharmatica Ltd.

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