# BioPerl module for Bio::SeqIO::metafasta
# Please direct questions and support issues to <bioperl-l@bioperl.org> 
# Cared for by Heikki Lehvaslaiho
# Copyright Heikki Lehvaslaiho
# You may distribute this module under the same terms as perl itself

# POD documentation - main docs before the code

=head1 NAME

Bio::SeqIO::metafasta - metafasta sequence input/output stream


Do not use this module directly.  Use it via the Bio::SeqIO class.

  use Bio::SeqIO;

  # read the metafasta file
  $io = Bio::SeqIO->new(-file => "test.metafasta",
                        -format => "metafasta" );

  $seq = $io->next_seq;


This object can transform Bio::Seq::Meta objects to and from metafasta
flat file databases.

For sequence part the code is an exact copy of Bio::SeqIO::fasta
module. The only added bits deal with meta data IO.

The format of a metafasta file is


where the sequence block is followed by one or several meta blocks.
Each meta block starts with the ampersand character '&' in the first
column and is immediately followed by the name of the meta data which
continues until the new line. The meta data follows it. All
characters, except new line, are important in meta data.


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=head2 Support 

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=head1 AUTHOR - Heikki Lehvaslaiho

Email heikki-at-bioperl-dot-org


The rest of the documentation details each of the object
methods. Internal methods are usually preceded with a _


# Let the code begin...

package Bio::SeqIO::metafasta;
$Bio::SeqIO::metafasta::VERSION = '1.7.7';
use vars qw($WIDTH);
use strict;

use Bio::Seq::SeqFactory;
use Bio::Seq::SeqFastaSpeedFactory;
use Bio::Seq::Meta;

use base qw(Bio::SeqIO);

BEGIN { $WIDTH = 60}

sub _initialize {
  my($self,@args) = @_;
  my ($width) = $self->_rearrange([qw(WIDTH)], @args);
  $width && $self->width($width);
  unless ( defined $self->sequence_factory ) {

=head2 next_seq

 Title   : next_seq
 Usage   : $seq = $stream->next_seq()
 Function: returns the next sequence in the stream
 Returns : Bio::Seq object
 Args    : NONE


sub next_seq {
	my( $self ) = @_;
	my $seq;
	my $alphabet;
	local $/ = "\n>";
	return unless my $entry = $self->_readline;

	if ($entry =~ m/\A\s*\Z/s)  { # very first one
		return unless $entry = $self->_readline;
	$entry =~ s/^>//;

	my ($top,$sequence) = split(/\n/,$entry,2);
	defined $sequence && $sequence =~ s/>//g;

	my @metas;
	($sequence, @metas) = split /\n&/, $sequence;

	my ($id,$fulldesc);
	if( $top =~ /^\s*(\S+)\s*(.*)/ ) {
		($id,$fulldesc) = ($1,$2);

	if (defined $id && $id eq '') {$id=$fulldesc;} # FIX incase no space 
	                                               # between > and name \AE
	defined $sequence && $sequence =~ s/\s//g;	  # Remove whitespace

	# for empty sequences we need to know the mol.type
	$alphabet = $self->alphabet();
	if(defined $sequence && length($sequence) == 0) {
		if(! defined($alphabet)) {
			# let's default to dna
			$alphabet = "dna";
	} else {
		# we don't need it really, so disable
		$alphabet = undef;

	$seq = $self->sequence_factory->create(
						-seq         => $sequence,
						-id          => $id,
					   # Ewan's note - I don't think this healthy
					   # but obviously to taste.
					   #-primary_id  => $id,
					   -desc        => $fulldesc,
					   -alphabet    => $alphabet,
					   -direct      => 1,

	$seq = $seq->primary_seq;
	bless $seq, 'Bio::Seq::Meta';

	foreach my $meta (@metas) {
		my ($name,$string) = split /\n/, $meta;
		# $split ||= '';
		$string =~ s/\n//g;	# Remove newlines, spaces are important
		$seq->named_meta($name, $string);

	# if there wasn't one before, set the guessed type
	unless ( defined $alphabet ) {
	return $seq;

=head2 write_seq

 Title   : write_seq
 Usage   : $stream->write_seq(@seq)
 Function: writes the $seq object into the stream
 Returns : 1 for success and 0 for error
 Args    : array of 1 to n Bio::PrimarySeqI objects


sub write_seq {
   my ($self,@seq) = @_;
   my $width = $self->width;
   foreach my $seq (@seq) {
       $self->throw("Did not provide a valid Bio::PrimarySeqI object") 
	   unless defined $seq && ref($seq) && $seq->isa('Bio::PrimarySeqI');

       my $str = $seq->seq;
       my $top = $seq->display_id();
       if ($seq->can('desc') and my $desc = $seq->desc()) {
	   $desc =~ s/\n//g;
	   $top .= " $desc";
       if(length($str) > 0) {
	   $str =~ s/(.{1,$width})/$1\n/g;
       } else {
	   $str = "\n";
       $self->_print (">",$top,"\n",$str) or return;
       if ($seq->isa('Bio::Seq::MetaI')) {
           foreach my $meta ($seq->meta_names) {
               my $str = $seq->named_meta($meta);
               $str =~ s/(.{1,$width})/$1\n/g;
               $self->_print ("&",$meta,"\n",$str);

   $self->flush if $self->_flush_on_write && defined $self->_fh;
   return 1;

=head2 width

 Title   : width
 Usage   : $obj->width($newval)
 Function: Get/Set the line width for METAFASTA output
 Returns : value of width
 Args    : newvalue (optional)


sub width{
   my ($self,$value) = @_;
   if( defined $value) {
      $self->{'width'} = $value;
    return $self->{'width'} || $WIDTH;