[Bioperl-l] Bio::Tree development

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at gmx.net
Sat Jan 20 00:35:49 EST 2007


On Jan 19, 2007, at 1:20 PM, Johan Viklund wrote:

> * Naming convensions in BioPerl
> What are they, sometimes methods look_like_this() ans sometimes they
> look_like_This(), what's the general rule for when to use capital
> letters in the beginning of a word (in Bio::Seq there's even a
> get_SeqFeatures() )? It seems like there are capital letters in a name
> when there's another BioPerl class/object involved, but I'm not sure
> (is_Leaf in Node.pm doesn't follow this).

The convention so far has been to capitalize if the returned object,  
or element of the returned array, is a BioPerl object.

	-hilmar
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