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Re: CIF parser / dialects (was Re: Another suggestion for the BNF)

  • Subject: Re: CIF parser / dialects (was Re: Another suggestion for the BNF)
  • From: "Douglas S. Greer" <dsg@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 20:39:34 +0100 (BST)

"Richard G. Ball" wrote:
> If there is a concern over CIF dialects the easiest way to allay that concern and inhibit present and future dialects is to provide an IUCr sponsored parser. It should be in C and easily interfaced with the usual development languages (C (and its relatives), Perl, Python, Tcl, FORTRAN). Such a parser would conform to the IUCr specs. for reading/writing CIFs and thereby form a solid base for higher level tools. The situation we have now, with so many disparate parsers, is not very satisfactory (I have a partial one in Perl, James Hester has his in Python, there's Syd's & Herb's in FORTRAN and I am sure many others as well) and really should be addressed.
> If I have missed the creation of such a full-fledged, IUCr-approved, C-based parser I would appreciate a pointer to the code and I apologize for the misunderstanding.
> Richard
> --

There is also a Java parser for CIF available as part of the OpenMMS
toolkit at http://openmms.sdsc.edu   All of the code for this toolkit
including the parser is publicly available.




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