Discussion List Archives

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[ddlm-group] Handling of null byte in CIF2

I hope this already has a simple answer. What is the status
of a zero byte (i.e. value 0) in a CIF ? Is it handled clearly
in the current draft specification, or do we need specifically
to exclude it as an acceptable character, or otherwise make a
comment on how to handle it?

When looking at what I did in the original vcif, I find the
man page states unhelpfully "Embedded nulls in an input file
will confuse the program"!

Thanks for a swift enlightenment.
ddlm-group mailing list

Reply to: [list | sender only]
International Union of Crystallography

Scientific Union Member of the International Science Council (admitted 1947). Member of CODATA, the ISC Committee on Data. Partner with UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in the International Year of Crystallography 2014.

International Science Council Scientific Freedom Policy

The IUCr observes the basic policy of non-discrimination and affirms the right and freedom of scientists to associate in international scientific activity without regard to such factors as ethnic origin, religion, citizenship, language, political stance, gender, sex or age, in accordance with the Statutes of the International Council for Science.