[Bioperl-l] argument checking

Aaron J. Mackey amackey at pcbi.upenn.edu
Fri Oct 1 10:36:58 EDT 2004

I think Class::Contract is the best declarative-style approach, but 
would require significant architectural changes to use it in BioPerl (I 
expect; happy to have someone prove me wrong).


On Oct 1, 2004, at 10:34 AM, Nathan ((Nat)) Goodman wrote:

>> I was wondering what developers thought about a generic argument
>> checking method, say in Bio::Root::Root.
> There's a lot of CPAN code that plays in this space.  
> Class::MakeMethods,
> Class::Meta::Type, Getargs::Long, Params::Check are a few of many.  I 
> saw a
> nice module that lets you specify types and default values in a very
> readbale syntax, but for the life of me can't find it again!  Sigh...  
> We're
> heading in this direction with our Class::AutoClass, also (no doubt 
> based on
> one of these others).
> If anyone wants to collaborate on this, we'd be delighted.
> Best,
> Nat
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