[Bioperl-l] Updated Makefile.PL

Nathan S. Haigh n.haigh at sheffield.ac.uk
Sun Oct 22 06:34:51 EDT 2006

Hilmar Lapp wrote:
> On Oct 20, 2006, at 10:44 AM, Sendu Bala wrote:
>> Also, I note that very many Bioperl modules need IO::String, including
>> Bio::SeqIO, so I'm not sure to what extent we can pretend it is an
>> optional module. I didn't make any change though.
> I agree. There's really not that many terribly useful things you can  
> do with Bioperl w/o having IO::String installed, which is in stark  
> contrast to many other dependencies.
> I don't have a problem with making it (and a few others used all over  
> the place) required, to better contrast them with the dependencies  
> that are really optional (and not needed for 90% of users).
> 	-hilmar

Is it possible to  make a distinction in Makefile.PL between those
modules that are an absolute must for Bioperl-core and those which are
optional and should go into Bundle::BioPerl?

Once I'm sure what should be "option" I'll do the Bundle::BioPerl
package and PPD's.


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