The mystery of the forbidden names

Michael Schmitz schmitz at biophys.uni-duesseldorf.de
Fri Feb 23 15:13:54 EST 2001

Guy Bottu wrote:
> Peter Rice <rice at lionbio.co.uk> wrote:
> > Yes - both are GCG database names, so if they are used with no extension GCG
> Yes, that's it ! If I use "sw" as file name, composition creates an
> erroneous result file with name "swissprot.composition". This however must
> be considered as a bug, since GCG programs should recognize *:* as a
> databank sequence and anything else as a private sequence. And why does
> map not have the problem ?

map probably doesn't resolve file names as databases unless it
encounters the ":".
Neither should seqed. Trying to resolve a file name as database make
sense for programs that primarily operate on database sequences. 
But I'm speculating here, I've never seen the source of GCG 10 :-)


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