Class IllegalSymbolException

  • All Implemented Interfaces:

    public class IllegalSymbolException
    extends BioException
    The exception to indicate that a symbol is not valid within a context.

    The usual reason for throwing an IllegalSymbolException is that you are trying to add a symbol to a sequence with an alpabet that does not contain the symbol. This is the sequence/alphabet equivalent of a ClassCastException for objects.

    Frequently, these excepions are actualy generated from Alphabet.validate.

    Matthew Pocock
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