[Bioperl-l] Fwd: [Utilities-announce] NCBI E-Utilities Update

Fields, Christopher J cjfields at illinois.edu
Fri Feb 17 21:54:44 EST 2012

On Feb 17, 2012, at 4:40 PM, Peter Cock wrote:

> Hi all,
> Just FYI, the following was also changed in this week's Entrez
> update to EFetch 2.0 (see forwarded email below).
> This was breaking some Biopython scripts - depending on how
> they passed in the id parameters. It turns out we relied on the
> undocumented and now withdrawn form in one of our examples,
> so some users had copied this style. Biopython 1.59 will solve
> this.
> I know BioJava is looking at the more publicised changes to
> retmode - I don't know if BioPerl or BioRuby was affected.

No, I checked the BioPerl modules against regression tests today after seeing the announcement.  Seems everything is fine; the main issue on NCBI's end that seemed to break things was how multiple IDs were joined.

> Regards,
> Peter


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