[Bioperl-l] question about revision 1.17 of Bio::Index::AbstractSeq.pm

Scott Markel smarkel at scitegic.com
Wed Mar 22 17:28:44 EST 2006

We're upgrading our Pipeline Pilot Sequence Analysis Collection,
which runs on Windows and Linux, to use BioPerl 1.5.1.  In
tracking down a regression change, we've discovered the

There's a line in Bio::Index::AbstractSeq that was commented
out in revision 1.17.  It's the only change.  The CVS log
message for this change is "Nathan's additions".

The line is in the fetch() subroutine.

$begin-- if( $^O =~ /mswin/i); # workaround for Win DB_File bug

We find that we need this line to be uncommented in order for
the first character of the ID to be included.

Anyone have any history on why this line was commented out?
We looked at DB_File and SDBM_File changes and didn't see
any changes that impact the file pointer.


Scott Markel, Ph.D.
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