[Bioperl-l] SearchIO speed up

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Mon Aug 14 11:45:49 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.

Agreed.  So basically have individual experimental branches for each  
change, which is fine by me.

Christopher Fields
Postdoctoral Researcher
Lab of Dr. Robert Switzer
Dept of Biochemistry
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign





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