[Bioperl-l] Changes to Bio::SeqI broke Bio::Graphics

Ewan Birney birney@ebi.ac.uk
Fri, 8 Nov 2002 08:59:32 +0000 (GMT)

On Thu, 7 Nov 2002, Lincoln Stein wrote:

> Hi All,
> The recent removal of RangeI from Bio::SeqI caused all my
> Bio::Graphics HOWTO examples to fail (about eight of them).  It also
> broke some other scripts that I use routinely.  I was relying on the
> object returned by Bio::SeqIO to implement start and end methods.

Why? So that they looked like sequence features? I still think it is wrong
to have Bio::SeqI inherieting from Bio::RangeI.

> I've fixed the HOWTOs, but the extent of the damage leads me to wonder
> how many other people might have made the same mistake.  It occurs to
> me that we may be breaking a *lot* of scripts out there.

I wonder when we put it in. Hmmm. One to decide what to do with this for
the 1.2 release...

> Lincoln
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