Bug#858061: ITP: python-xopen -- Python module to open compressed files transparently
Owner: Andreas Tille <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Package name : python-xopen
Version : 0.1.1
Upstream Author : Marcel Martin <email@example.com>
* URL : https://github.com/marcelm/xopen
* License : MIT
Programming Lang: Python
Description : Python module to open compressed files transparently
This small Python module provides a xopen function that works like the
built-in open function, but can also deal with compressed files.
Supported compression formats are gzip, bzip2 and xz. They are
automatically recognized by their file extensions .gz, .bz2 or .xz.
The focus is on being as efficient as possible on all supported Python
versions. For example, simply using gzip.open is slow in older Pythons,
and it is a lot faster to use a gzip subprocess.
This module has originally been developed as part of the cutadapt tool
that is used in bioinformatics to manipulate sequencing data. It has
been in successful use within that software for a few years.
Remark: It turned out that this is a precondition for python-cutadapt
vesion 1.12 as it is reported in bug #858053. To be able to fix the
bug quickly and convince the release team to accept it into testing
to fix a potential RC bug (reporter did not yet confirmed RC) it would
help if it could be accepted quickly.
The package will be maintained by the Debian Med team at