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

Brian Osborne osborne1 at optonline.net
Wed Mar 22 18:24:27 EST 2006


Yes, I believe I committed this on behalf of Nathan Haigh. Is this right,

Brian O.

On 3/22/06 5:28 PM, "Scott Markel" <smarkel at scitegic.com> wrote:

> 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
> following.
> 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

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