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

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at gmx.net
Wed Sep 20 11:21:45 EDT 2006


I guess not only is it circular, but also the version required isn't  
identical. This smells like something generating confusion and  
version clashes down the road, so I'm not sure I would want an  
'installer' tool to take care of this automatically.

	-hilmar

On Sep 19, 2006, at 2:30 PM, Sendu Bala wrote:

> 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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