[Biococoa-dev] New goodies - BCStandaloneReader

Alexander Griekspoor a.griekspoor at nki.nl
Sat Mar 4 15:44:52 EST 2006

Hi Koen,

No, the current version doesn't work with remote files, in fact a  
path (NSString) is passed, not an URL. So yes, there definitely is  
room for improvement there.
Perhaps the best would be have indeed the string analysis code  
separated such that also fetched Data from remote locations can be  

On 4-mrt-2006, at 21:36, Koen van der Drift wrote:

> On Mar 3, 2006, at 5:08 AM, Alexander Griekspoor wrote:
>> The only real change I made was to make the app pass just the  
>> filename instead of the raw ASCII text of the file already  
>> extracted like in Peter's original implementation. The reason is  
>> the fact that I have now added to binary file formats, which need  
>> the filename, not the ASCII text. Anyway it's a better separation  
>> of code, with the app not having to care about anything else than  
>> the filepath, and the framework doing the rest.
> Will this also work when using NSURLConnection to download a  
> sequence from a website? As far as I can tell using NSURLConnection  
> will return an NSData object from which an NSString can be  
> retrieved. So maybe we should have both possibilities.
> - Koen.
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