EMBOSS: C2 User Prompts

Standard prompts - currently only for input and output sequences - give a common look and feel.


  1. Descriptions are considered useful for inexperienced users. Thier use of descriptions can be controlled by an environment variable, but this is not yet implemented.
  2. All applications start with descriptions (as in GCG) which are included in the ACD file an dused in the documentation web pages.and by the "wossname" utility.
  3. Prompts could begin with "Enter" to make them clearer. Does this need to be enforced?
  4. When documentation is available, help could be provided by returning parts of the documentation in response to "?"

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