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Empty select_atoms string gives unhelpful error #2112

richardjgowers opened this Issue Oct 18, 2018 · 0 comments


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richardjgowers commented Oct 18, 2018

Calling AtomGroup.select_atoms('') gives: SelectionError: Unknown selection token: 'None'.

Instead, an empty string should get caught and a better error message given ('SelectionError: Empty string)

NB: Seems trivial but calling with empty strings can happen when selection strings are generated algorithmically, eg #1919

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