#include <IO.h> int get_gel_num( GapIO *io, char *gel_name, int is_name); int get_contig_num( GapIO *io, char *gel_name, int is_name);
These functions convert reading and contig names into reading and contig numbers. (A contig name is defined to be the name of any reading held within that contig.)
The is_name argument is mainly used for backwards compatibility. It
should be passed as either
GGN_NAME. When equal to
GGN_ID, gel_name is treated as a reading identifier,
otherwise it is treated as a reading name. An identifier is defined to
be either a reading name; a hash sign followed by a reading number; or an
equals sign followed by a contig number.
Both functions return -1 for failure or the appropriate reading or contig number for success.