[Bioperl-l] Optional 'circular dependency' ok?

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Tue Sep 19 13:28:55 EDT 2006


I think any dependencies are supposed to be listed in the Makefile and
DEPENDENCIES regardless of how many times they are used or if the method is
optional.  

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


> -----Original Message-----
> From: bioperl-l-bounces at lists.open-bio.org [mailto:bioperl-l-
> bounces at lists.open-bio.org] On Behalf Of Sendu Bala
> Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 11:13 AM
> To: bioperl-l
> Subject: [Bioperl-l] Optional 'circular dependency' ok?
> 
> Hi,
> I'm writing a Bioperl module in which I would like to implement one of
> the methods using the Ensembl Perl API. If the method is optional and
> the POD clearly states the need for Ensembl, whilst the Ensembl Perl API
> never gets added as a pre-req for Bioperl (ie. no entry in Makefile.PL),
> are there any problems with this?
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