[Bioperl-l] Blast stuff

Hilmar Lapp hlapp@gnf.org
Tue, 3 Dec 2002 00:49:06 -0800

On Tuesday, December 3, 2002, at 12:39 AM, Ewan Birney wrote:

> What about making a new repository - bioperl-retired which you can 
> check
> out?

You aren't kidding right? As long as it makes legacy code run - 
asking to check out and install another module shouldn't be too 
much. This is also something for the future as more thing may be 
retired over time.

> Basically for people who have this legacy problem and therefore are not
> moving forward, isn't the right advice "don't upgrade your Bioperl?".

Well, there may easily be legacy code *and* people who do want to 
move forward in the same place. Only no-one wants to touch that 
legacy code, yet it needs to run because no-one wants to re-write it 
either. I don't think this situation is that rare in industry (it 
may be rare in academia).

Hilmar Lapp                            email: lapp at gnf.org
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