[Bioperl-l] bioperl-run parameter question

Nathan S. Haigh n.haigh at sheffield.ac.uk
Mon Dec 11 01:44:25 EST 2006


Chris Fields wrote:
> I am writing up a few bioperl-run modules and have a simple question,  
> though I don't know if anyone knows the answer.  I was curious as to  
> why parameters for most (all?) bioperl-run modules lack the '-'  
> preceding them.  This came up re: StandAloneBlast last week  
> (something Torsten fixed), but I noticed just about every bioperl-run  
> module uses the dashless parameters.
>
> chris
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No idea!

Is there any reason for/against using dashed/dashless parameters? I
suppose dshed parameters allow you to easy see which tokens on the
command line are parameters and which are values. Should modules be able
to accept both? Should dashed be preferred?

Nath


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