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Table 2 Comparison of the error messages of the different tools for a syntax error involving a misplaced parenthesis

From: SamQL: a structured query language and filtering tool for the SAM/BAM file format

Tool Syntax Error message
samql (POS > 1 AND) (RNAME = "chr1") Filter creation from where clause failed: found), expected identifier, string, number, bool at line 1, char 12
samtools (pos > 1 &) (rname =  = "chr1") Couldn't process filter expression
sambamba (position > 1 and) (ref_id =  = 0) Parsing error near line 1: expected prefix operator