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by rjgildea
Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: CIF Application Programming Interface
Topic: Requirements for "core" features
Replies: 9
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Re: Requirements for "core" features

I believe Brian has a fairly good list on his website we could use as a starting point. Is anyone aware of other CIF APIs that are not on Brian's list? No publicly-available ones spring to mind. One piece of software that is missing from the list at m is our own recently published iotbx.cif that is...
by rjgildea
Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: CIF Application Programming Interface
Topic: Scope of the API - features
Replies: 14
Views: 19321

Re: Scope of the API - features

However, there are also CIFs for which parsing without a dictionary can be difficult (e.g. due to confusion between strings and numbers). Do you have an example where this is the case? I have yet to see a CIF that can't be parsed using only the formal definition of the syntax? Interpreting the cont...
by rjgildea
Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: CIF Application Programming Interface
Topic: Scope of the API - features
Replies: 14
Views: 19321

Re: Scope of the API - features

Validation is difficult to add later if it has not been provided for in the initial design. If the concern is efficiency, I would suggest designing on the basis of a validating parser and then providing the option of a bypass of the validation for efficiency. It is not clear to me why the validatio...