[Bioperl-l] RootI detachment proposal.
Sat, 13 Jan 2001 16:56:10 +0000
Jason Stajich wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Jan 2001, Ewan Birney wrote:
> > [Ewan recovers from rereading the Bio::Root:: stuff...]
> > This is *mainly* for Jason and Hilmar, but in case there are other
> > people who want to chip in:
> > I want to completely detach RootI from the other Root::Objects (in
> > particular Err). This means a heavy refactoring of RootI - mainly in
> > removing the code.
> > I will keep ->throw and ->warn but not ->verbose as a real method. (jason
> > - do you mind this?) (I will have a "deprecation warning" on verbose)
> well, actually verbose makes me happy because we can choose whether or not
> warn will actually print out msgs. Can it just be a get/set method and
> warn can check to see if verbose > 0 before printing? I like to use it as
> a debugging flag as well so we can have object specific debugging flags.
I'd like to use verbose function but RootI documention is a bit hard
to read at the moment. I have not followed too closely the discussion
about RootI object but once this restructuring is done, it would be
great to have a few clear examples what RootI can do and what are the
For example, I was pleasently surprised that I could ignore the
contructor method for a simple class which inherits from
Bio::Root:RootI. I was not sure if it worked before trying.
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