[Bioperl-l] XEMBL deprecation
hlapp at gmx.net
Thu Feb 15 20:54:29 EST 2007
Well, if dbFetch dosn't have a SOAP based interface, how would you
want to do this?
On Feb 15, 2007, at 8:48 PM, Chris Fields wrote:
> 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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