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

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Mon Oct 2 13:58:15 EDT 2006


> On Mon, 2 Oct 2006, Chris Fields wrote:
> 
> >> Sendu,
> >>
> >> No objection but someone should check the scripts in examples/root to
> make
> >> sure that they are not used there.
> >>
> >> Brian O.
> >
> > I suppose it's also possible that the other bioperl distributions (like
> > bioperl-run) could use them as well.
> >
> > If they do we can take care of them as they pop up.  These are really
> old
> > and haven't been revised in a long time.
> >
> > The only one I worry about is Bio::Root::Storable b/c of Ensembl.  Does
> > anyone know where Will Spooner is?  He's the maintainer for
> > Bio::Root::Storable.
> >
> 
> Hi Chris,
> 
> I'm still lurking...
> 
> If the tests for Bio::Root::Storable still pass (I assume that they do),
> then the module is working as advertised.
> 
> The idea behind Storable is very simple; object instances of any
> inhereting class can be serialised/retrieved from disk. BioPerl objects
> will probably not want this functionality by default, but it is trival to
> implement if needed.
> 
> Will

Okay, nice to know you're listening in!  Based on that we should keep it in.
The rest that Torsten mentioned could probably be removed right away.

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



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