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

Sendu Bala bix at sendu.me.uk
Tue Sep 19 14:30:36 EDT 2006


Chris Fields wrote:
> 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.  

Well, the issue here is that doing that would create a circular 
dependency; Ensembl Perl API requires Bioperl. Do the various ways of 
installing Bioperl not 'care' about circular dependencies?



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