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

Lincoln Stein lincoln.stein at gmail.com
Thu Sep 28 12:50:36 EDT 2006


Thanks for doing this. I'm very happy to see use base in operation at last.

Lincoln

On 9/26/06, Sendu Bala <bix at sendu.me.uk> wrote:
>
> Chris Fields wrote:
> >
> >>> use base qw(Bio::Class);
> >>> # instead of
> >>> use vars qw(@ISA); @ISA=qw(Bio::Class);
> >> use base arrived in 5.4? Anyway, some modules already use it, and I
> >> agree we all should. Worth just converting all modules over?
> >
> > Yes!  Definitely agree.
>
> I made the change. Not all modules could easily be changed, but the vast
> majority were fine. Doing this has the added benefit that the docs at
> http://doc.bioperl.org/bioperl-live/ now don't have the inherited
> modules duplicated in the included modules section, which always annoyed
> me and confused the picture.
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