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

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Thu Sep 28 09:48:33 EDT 2006


Heikki,

I may try my hand at it.  I'm pretty tied up for the time being, but  
I'll take a look at the code and tests to see what can be done.

OT here, but Torsten is also going through a list of modules w/o  
tests to see if he can work something up for them; I'll chip in where  
I can.  If you have any suggestions please let us know.

Here's that list:

http://www.bioperl.org/wiki/Untested_Modules_in_BioPerl

Chris


On Sep 28, 2006, at 7:50 AM, Heikki Lehvaslaiho wrote:

>
>> 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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Christopher Fields
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Lab of Dr. Robert Switzer
Dept of Biochemistry
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign





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