[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

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
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> 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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