[Bioperl-l] Use of Root.pm versus RootI.pm

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Mon Oct 16 13:33:50 EDT 2006


> So it looks like an abstract base class, not an interface that
> defines a contract or API? Should use Root.pm then, would be my vote.
> 
> 	-hilmar

Makes sense to me.  Maybe another audit is needed to catch similar
instances, or has this been done already?

Chris

> On Oct 16, 2006, at 4:08 AM, Sendu Bala wrote:
> 
> > Hilmar Lapp wrote:
> >> What does the POD (and the code) say about instantiating it?
> >
> > =head1 SYNOPSIS
> >
> >    # do not use this object directly, it provides the following
> > methods
> >    # for its subclasses
> >
> > ...
> >
> >
> > =head1 DESCRIPTION
> >
> > This is a basic module from which to build executable wrapper modules.
> > It has some basic methods to help when implementing new modules.
> >
> >
> > There is no new() method.

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



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