[Bioperl-l] SearchIO speed up

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at gmx.net
Mon Aug 14 11:40:47 EDT 2006


On Aug 14, 2006, at 11:26 AM, Chris Fields wrote:

> I originally thought it would be a good idea to keep code in the  
> experimental branch in line with bioperl-live because it would  
> allow it's continued use as a testing ground, up to 1.6 and beyond  
> if needed.

Well, that's exactly not what you should be using it for.

Use to test / trial your stuff if you're not sure it may just mess up  
things and if it does you're not ready to clean up throughout the  
toolkit but you might as well decide to discard the entire idea -  
which would then amount to no more than discontinuing the branch.

> Otherwise I could see an experimental branch stagnating over time  
> without bug fixes, code updates, etc.

Yeah, after a while once you've convinced yourself your  
'experimental' changes work, you should port them over to the main  
trunk and then the experimental one should go into oblivion.

Otherwise you create a maintenance nightmare.

	-hilmar

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