[Bioperl-l] I'm 'breaking' write_seq in bsml

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at gmx.net
Thu Aug 12 12:19:22 EDT 2004

Note that returning TRUE or FALSE is what counts. Returning the XML 
object upon success is equivalent to returning TRUE I would suppose, 
and otherwise return undef.


On Thursday, August 12, 2004, at 04:04  AM, Peter van Heusden wrote:

> As per the discussion on making SeqIO 'safe' to use, I'm going through 
> the code in Bio/SeqIO/*.pm and ensuring that write_seq() returns 1 if 
> it succeeds, and undef if it fails. At the moment the bsml module 
> returns the XML object from write_seq, so making this module 
> consistent with all the others breaks backwards compatibility.
> Is this a problem for anyone?
> Peter
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