[Bioperl-l] Simplifications now possible with Perl 5.6.1requirement?

Heikki Lehvaslaiho heikki at sanbi.ac.za
Thu Sep 28 08:50:44 EDT 2006


> Another issue is 'unpacking' of @_ and the regex capture variables.  There
> are a number of modules where maintainability is shot b/c someone didn't
> unpack regex captures, like so:
>
> ($site, $pos1, $pos2, $strand, $score) = ($1, $2, $3, $5, $5);
>
> Bio::Map::CytoPosition comes to mind.  At least build a queue out of them!

At least I got the code working. ;-)

The original version of the code was written in icarus (programming language 
of SRS) which has many similarities to perl but also a lot of limitations and 
twisted ways of doing things.

Feel free to work on the code.


	-Heikki

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