[Bioperl-l] Bio::Seq::GenEMBLI proposal

Paul Gordon gordonp@niji.imb.nrc.ca
Mon, 18 Dec 2000 10:32:54 -0400 (AST)

> Decisions:
>   (a) should we keep with the each_ syntax, or would people prefer
> "something returing an array of things" to have a different naming
> convention?
>   (b) should date's be formatted strings or something else? (if so, what?)

In my experience, the best format for dates is the number of seconds since
the epoch (as is returned by time).  No possible ambiguities, plus  
functions in Perl to get the desired fields from it (localtime & gmtime).
Compact too, with no need for structures and references.

My CAN$0.02 worth.


Paul Gordon                                     Paul.Gordon@nrc.ca
Genomic Technologies				http://maggie.cbr.nrc.ca
Institute for Marine Biosciences
National Research Council Canada