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There a variety of circumstances in which it is unnecessary or even to perform data intregity checks on mmCIF data files. For instance, in the situation where two computer program exchange mmCIF data or where a single program must repeatedly access a large database of mmCIF data that is know to be semantically valid. The CIFPARSE library was designed to address the need for simple and efficient tools for exchanging mmCIF data. The CIFPARSE library performs the following functions:
This document describes the functional interface to CIFPARSE.