[Bioperl-l] External dependencies [was Bio::DB::WebDBSeqI]

Hilmar Lapp hlapp@gmx.net
Wed, 13 Dec 2000 09:56:42 -0800

Ewan Birney wrote:
> >
> > Speaking as someone who uses the bioperl package on a Mac - every external
> > dependency you add is one more thing that's likely to break for me. Anything
> > that has to be compiled is especially bad unless binaries are made
> > available, since most Mac users don't have a compiler handy (and even if
> > they do it's not as simple as "make"). Hopefully most of these concerns will
> > go away with OSX, but they are definitely a concern right now.
> Most (?all) our dependencies are pure perl modules, so they should work
> for Macs...

Well, the expat library is compiled I guess, and XML::Parser depends on
it, that is, all modules reading XML. Has anyone managed to get expat
built on Mac?

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