[Bioperl-l] Do we need Bio::Root::Object anymore?

Sendu Bala bix at sendu.me.uk
Mon Oct 2 05:55:27 EDT 2006


Torsten Seemann wrote:
>  >>> I have removed all use/@ISA Bio::Root::Object references from
>  >>> bioperl-live, except for those in Bio::Root::* itself:
> 
>  >> So I'd say they're both relics that can be removed. In fact I was
>  >> planning on getting rid off all references to both of these modules
>  >> before you did, so thanks! :)
> 
>> I think they can go. It's probably a pre-1.0 deprecation that somehow  
>> was never followed through on.
> 
> Today I did a fresh CVS checkout of bioperl-live, and deleted the 
> following modules and tests, and all tests passed with BIOPERLDEBUG=0
> 
>      * Bio::Root::Err
>      * Bio::Root::Global
>      * Bio::Root::IOManager
>      * Bio::Root::Object
>      * Bio::Root::Storable
>      * Bio::Root::Utilities  # may be used by third parties?
>      * Bio::Root::Vector
>      * Bio::Root::Xref
>      * t/Root-Utilities.t    # need to keep if we keep Utilities.pm
>      * t/RootStorable.t
> 
> Should we schedule for deprecation, or deprecate immediately as Hilmar 
> suggested they were meant to be deprecated long ago ?

I'm happy to get rid of them all straight away. Does anyone object?


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