[Bioperl-l] method naming

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Wed Jun 13 19:44:08 EDT 2007

Agreed.  We can definitely add that in.

As we edge towards another release we try another round of cleaning  
up.  I wouldn't mind pushing out another 1.5 point release before  
summer's up if possible; most of the tough work was done for v.1.5.2  
by Sendu.


On Jun 13, 2007, at 6:28 PM, Hilmar Lapp wrote:

> Thanks Chris for doing this - looks great. The only comment that I
> have is that method names should never start with a capital letter.
> If the getter/setter is for a single object (as opposed to a list),
> the name should probably be similar (if not identical) to the class
> being expected and returned, but lower-case.
> E.g., $feature->location(), $seq->species() etc
> 	-hilmar
> On Jun 13, 2007, at 7:08 PM, Chris Fields wrote:
>> Would probably be worth writing one up for Komodo since Mauricio,
>> Sendu, and I use it.
>> I updated the Advanced BioPerl page with Hilmar's methods
>> suggestions/rules (as well as a few I found dating back a number of
>> years on the mail list).  It might be worth a glance in case there
>> are any changes needed:
>> http://www.bioperl.org/wiki/Advanced_BioPerl
>> chris

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