[Bioperl-l] Entrez Gene parser questions and next release??

Stefan Kirov skirov at utk.edu
Thu Jun 9 21:30:54 EDT 2005

Hilmar Lapp wrote:

> Guys, don't over-inflate this. I said no offense intended, Stefan said 
> none taken, so why don't we discontinue this thread and you guys just 
> fix it at some point. OK?

Yup :-) . But I really want to know when the next release is going to 
happen. Some of my code is a mess right now, I have few additional 
parsers done I have not tested well yet... So if it is going to happen 
soon I am in trouble. I know there was some discussion about this in the 
recent past, but please help a lazy guy out here and let me know...

>     -hilmar
> On Jun 9, 2005, at 9:55 PM, Mingyi Liu wrote:
>> Brian Osborne wrote:
>>> Bioperl,
>>>> Stefan and Mingyi should fix whatever is needed to silence those
>>>> warnings. (No offense please)
>>> Yes, I should support Hilmar here. When we are working through the 
>>> full test
>>> suite before a formal release our goal has always been to eliminate all
>>> errors *and* warnings, not just  errors.
>>> Brian O.
>> Hi, Brian & Hilmar,
>> I think both of you misunderstood (or missed part of) the previous 
>> email exchanges between Stefan and me and jumped to conclusion too 
>> soon.  In my previous email, it began with "Stefan's right in 
>> suggesting you turn off -w, which would make your script work.", 
>> which likely led to your worries.  But that's totally unnecessary - 
>> this is just a temporary solution suggested to end user.  It is not a 
>> suggestion that we will not fix it or end user should change their 
>> programming habit.
>> In fact, if you please read on, in the latter part of the same 
>> message, I suggested a fix that would fix the problem end user saw, 
>> which Stefan immediately responded that he'd incorporate it.  I'm 
>> sure Stefan would get rid of those annoying "use of unitialized 
>> value" warnings too.  That's the long term solution we proposed and 
>> (to be) implemented to fix the issue raised by end user.  So truly 
>> there's no reason to worry or take sides here.  We don't really have 
>> a difference in our user support approaches, despite our apparent 
>> different attitudes towards the importance of '-w' switch. :)
>> Mingyi
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