[Bioperl-l] new/unannounced methods

Nathan Haigh n.haigh at sheffield.ac.uk
Thu Mar 8 11:38:31 EST 2007


I've come across a couple of methods that are commented as being
new/unannounced e.g.:
Bio::Location::Atomic::trunc

As it's not been documented with POD it reduces the POD coverage metric.
I wondered if it makes sense to have these types of methods initially
made private with the use of a leading underscore until it's unveiling?
This way, programmers know not to touch the method from outside the
module and the POD coverage doesn't see it as being missed.

Any thoughts?

Nath


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