[Bioperl-l] Bio::Root::IO reads URLs from -file

Allen Day allenday at ucla.edu
Sun Aug 8 03:28:08 EDT 2004

just commited this to cvs.  if you pass a -file arg to a Root::IO 
subclass, the following happens:

if(the file exists){
  do as before
elsif(the file doesn't exist, and the name looks like a url) {
  try a few times to {
    download the url to a local tempfile, and update -file to point
    to the tempfile
  if(couldn't download the file){
    throw an error

i'm open to moving urls to a special -url argument instead of overloading 
-file.  what do people think?


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