[Bioperl-l] Offering to help

Chris Fields cjfields at illinois.edu
Tue Mar 3 08:45:43 EST 2009


On Mar 3, 2009, at 1:11 AM, Heikki Lehvaslaiho wrote:

> Hi Bruno,
>
> I had a quick look at your code. You have used Moose which would be a
> new dependency to BioPerl. I am not too sure what to with it. The
> problem is that since you are not inheriting from Bio::Root::RootI,
> none of the standard BioPerl methods work.
>
> Maybe it is time to start adding code to the trunk that replicates
> Bio::Root::* functionality using Moose which will then lead the way to
> Perl6?

Been thinking the same thing.  Maybe biomoose?

> Most probably we will be needing the full functionality of Moose,
> don't you think? Meaning that his cuter and faster friends Mouse and
> Squirrel are not enough? :)
>
>
>   -Heikki

This would definitely be an easier transition to perl6 and, at the  
same time, would allow us to refactor code where it's needed (using  
roles instead of interfaces, etc).

chris


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