FASTA format - proposed max line limit

Francois Jeanmougin pingouin at crystal.u-strasbg.fr
Mon Nov 16 03:53:49 EST 1998

In article <72hv4q$h09$1 at news.fas.harvard.edu>,
	"tendo" <tendo at nucleus.harvard.edu> writes:

> So it's not a good idea to establish a standard only for the programmer's
> sake.

	I don't think it is the point. keeping comments out of the
	sequence will dramatically increase the speed of both 
	sequence similarities and keyword searches. It is not so
	hard to use two files for a sequence, one for the sequence
	itself and one for the comments.

	It is not for the programmer's sake but for the researcher

François Jeanmougin     | groupe de bioinformatique / bioinformatics groupe
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