[Bioperl-l] Annotation objects

Hilmar Lapp hlapp@gmx.net
Sun, 26 Nov 2000 14:13:52 -0800

Ewan Birney wrote:
> My first trip at the coal face of 0.7 release. I have cleaned up

Good. Given that I've done only very little so far, it's good that at
least some others don't take that as a role model. As a sad fact, I've
been struggling the past 3 days for getting my home box not only
upgraded, but also smoothly running. I now know again why I do this only
once a year. Argh. -- Okay, off topic.

> [...]
> Some thoughts -
>   (a) do we realy want a generic new() in Bio::Root::RootI - I would vote
> no.

Why? Would it possibly interfere with something? If we remove it from
there, I think we have to have a template for new modules, which also
details how to write a proper new() . Ideally people would stick to the
outline given there. It doesn't really ease things if everyone develops
his own initialization structure.

Having a generic new() in RootI obviously doesn't help either ... so
there aren't probably so many reasons to keep it there. :)

>   (b) I want to refactor RootI - same functions, just cleaning it
> up. Objections?

No. Appreciated.


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