[Bioperl-l] Clean-up of Bio::Root::IO
torsten.seemann at infotech.monash.edu.au
Wed Oct 4 01:21:24 EDT 2006
Now that we have Perl 5.6.1 as a minimum, the following modules are
standard: File::Spec, File::Temp, File::Path
Bio::Root::IO has functions catfile(), tmpdir(), tmpfile(), rmtree()
which currently dispatch to the File:: version, or try to emulate it. We
don't need to emulate anymore. Jason Stajich suggested in a previous
post that they should be deprecated, and that users should use directly
the File:: functions themselves.
I have an uncommitted simplified version of Bio::Root::IO which does
this, and "all tests pass". The functions currently (silently) dispatch
directly to their native counterparts.
The only tricky function is tempfile() which is *mostly* like
File::Temp::tempfile(), but does some voodoo of converting
(TEMPLATE=>'xxx') to the non-hash first parameter of the File:: version,
so I'm hesitant to commit. It may do other magic - Hilmar?
Dr Torsten Seemann http://www.vicbioinformatics.com
Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium, Monash University, Australia
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