[Bioperl-l] error in build.pl of bioperl-live

Ryan Golhar golharam at umdnj.edu
Fri Feb 8 22:58:02 EST 2008

Hi Hilmar,

The script doesn't halt, but the tests do fail.  I sent another message 
with the errors I am seeing.  I do not know if they are related to this 
or not.


Hilmar Lapp wrote:
> Hi Ryan,
> On Feb 8, 2008, at 9:01 PM, Ryan Golhar wrote:
>> I get an error "Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or 
>> string at Build.PL line 184.".
> do keep in mind that this kind of message is almost never an error. It's 
> simply a warning that you wouldn't even see w/o -w. All that it means is 
> that a scalar with an undefined value is being evaluated to a string 
> (which results, by default, in an empty string).
> Is the build failing or halting at this point for you?
> That said, it's indeed a good to point those out, as someone either 
> should have initialized a scalar when it wasn't, or that someone was 
> expecting the scalar to always have a value, and so the absence of it 
> may indicate an unexpected condition resulting from an error elsewhere.
>     -hilmar

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