[Bioperl-l] XEMBL deprecation

Hilmar Lapp 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.
>> 	-hilmar
> 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?
> chris

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