[Bioperl-l] Test overhaul complete
bix at sendu.me.uk
Wed Jun 27 17:05:50 EDT 2007
Sendu Bala wrote:
> Nathan S. Haigh wrote:
>> It seems (to me at least) that Bioperl modules could/should? be released
>> as individual modules and that "bioperl" would really constitute a
>> "bundle" of all these modules - in terms of CPAN anyway. Am I correct in
>> this thinking? The Bio::ASN1::EntrezGene could simply require a
>> particular module rather than the whole of bioperl - might get out of
>> the circular dependency theoretically!?
> No, it wouldn't.
> You only avoid circularity by choosing not to install everything in one
Errr... I take that back. Since CPAN bundles install things in a certain
order, you just have to make sure that everything Bio::ASN1::EntrezGene
needs is installed first, then Bio::ASN1::EntrezGene, then
But the main problem with this approach is that maintenance,
global-style code improvements and releases become a nightmare. I could,
perhaps, imagine a scenario where the repository stayed as-is (one
monolithic collection), but the dist action of Build.PL could be altered
to generate a release package per module instead of one big release
package of all modules, as is currently the case.
Is there much value in doing that? Does anyone want me to look into the
feasibility of such a thing?
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