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Bug#858061: ITP: python-xopen -- Python module to open compressed files transparently

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Andreas Tille <tille@xxxxxxxxxx>

* Package name    : python-xopen
  Version         : 0.1.1
  Upstream Author : Marcel Martin <mail@xxxxxxxxxxx>
* URL             : https://github.com/marcelm/xopen
* License         : MIT
  Programming Lang: Python
  Description     : Python module to open compressed files transparently
 This small Python module provides a xopen function that works like the
 built-in open function, but can also deal with compressed files.
 Supported compression formats are gzip, bzip2 and xz. They are
 automatically recognized by their file extensions .gz, .bz2 or .xz.
 The focus is on being as efficient as possible on all supported Python
 versions. For example, simply using gzip.open is slow in older Pythons,
 and it is a lot faster to use a gzip subprocess.
 This module has originally been developed as part of the cutadapt tool
 that is used in bioinformatics to manipulate sequencing data. It has
 been in successful use within that software for a few years.

Remark: It turned out that this is a precondition for python-cutadapt
vesion 1.12 as it is reported in bug #858053.  To be able to fix the
bug quickly and convince the release team to accept it into testing
to fix a potential RC bug (reporter did not yet confirmed RC) it would
help if it could be accepted quickly.

The package will be maintained by the Debian Med team at