[Bioperl-l] treexml

Sendu Bala bix at sendu.me.uk
Thu Jun 12 05:54:04 EDT 2008


Chris Fields wrote:
> On Jun 11, 2008, at 3:50 PM, Jason Stajich wrote:
>> BTW (and this may be me who did it, but maybe Sendu remembers) - I am 
>> not sure why Bio::Tree::TreeI ISA Bio::Tree::NodeI.  Does anyone know? 
>> Trees are containers around a set of Nodes which are linked together 
>> to form a tree and the Tree object holds a pointer to the root node.
> 
> Not sure myself; maybe this was part of Sendu's Taxonomy overhaul a 
> while back?

I don't think it was me. It's worth noting that if you change TreeI to 
inherit from RootI instead of NodeI, it doesn't seem to cause any 
problems in the obviously related test scripts.

Maybe it's there as a convenience thing? I don't know.


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