[Bioperl-l] Optional 'circular dependency' ok?
hlapp at gmx.net
Wed Sep 20 11:19:54 EDT 2006
My view is that fringe dependencies (as defined by those imposed
solely by fringe modules) don't have to be listed in Makefile.PL and
instead may just be documented in the module itself.
The reason is that I think there is a balance that needs to be struck
between easing the installation of a 'running' version of Bioperl by
minimizing the attention necessary for installing dependencies on one
hand, and not needlessly cluttering people's machines with software
that will never get used on the other hand.
On Sep 19, 2006, at 6:25 PM, Sendu Bala wrote:
> I don't think either is really an appropriate 'fit'; what is wrong
> simply not listing the Ensembl API as a dependency in Makefile.PL?
> Aren't there already optional things in Bioperl that only begin to
> after you read the instructions and manually install something? Well,
> there must be, since I've had to do exactly that to get all tests
> in the
> suite to run (and not just skip).
: Hilmar Lapp -:- Durham, NC -:- hlapp at gmx dot net :
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