[Bioperl-l] Status of Bio::Tools::WebBlat?

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Thu Nov 16 10:08:08 EST 2006

> Bio/Tools/WebBlat.pm was in the old MANIFEST.SKIP file, as if 
> the intent was that it not be included in any distribution. 
> I've had a very quick look at it and the docs seem a little 
> out of date. More importantly, I couldn't get it to return 
> any results.
> I can't find any tests for it in the t/ directory either. Is 
> there any interest in developing this module to get it into a 
> working and tested state, or should I exclude it from the 
> up-coming release of Bioperl?
> If no one wants to maintain it, should it be deprecated?
> Thank you,
> Sendu.

I would definitely exclude it if it doesn't work or have tests.  Have you
contacted the author (Allen Day)?  I wonder if he has updated the code but
hasn't committed it.


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

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