[Bioperl-l] XEMBL deprecation
cjfields at uiuc.edu
Thu Feb 15 20:48:12 EST 2007
On Feb 15, 2007, at 7:18 PM, Hilmar Lapp wrote:
> On Feb 15, 2007, at 4:51 PM, Chris Fields wrote:
>> The XEMBL web services are no longer available
> What happens if someone invokes the module? Should it maybe return
> nothing and warn()? I don't think it's a good idea if the module
> just silently does not function because its backend is no more.
Yes, I thought the same. I have added a warn() noting the
deprecation to the XEMBL constructor and removed XEMBL tests from
CVS. The modules are still there for the time being.
I actually worry more about the internals; it would be a shame to
toss them altogether. Would it be worth it to shift this towards a
SOAP-based interface to DBFetch? Or, more precisely, how much
trouble would it be to do so?
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