[Bioperl-l] SUPER::initialize

Hilmar Lapp hlapp@gmx.net
Sun, 13 Aug 2000 23:25:56 +0200

A note to the developers: I frequently encounter the following line in
_initialize() implementations:

	my $make = $self->SUPER::_initialize;

Unless I'm misunderstanding something this is potentially dangerous. It
assumes that the inherited _initialize() does not take it's own arguments
- which may even be true at present, but can easily change. So, it should
rather read

	my $make = $self->SUPER::_initialize(@args);

regardless of whether or not the inherited method expects any arguments
(if it doesn't, it won't hurt).

Please correct me if I'm wrong.


Hilmar Lapp                                email: hlapp@gmx.net
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