[Biojava-l] Possible minor change before 1.0

Simon Brocklehurst simon.brocklehurst@CambridgeAntibody.com
Fri, 30 Jun 2000 17:53:04 +0100

Thomas Down wrote:

> Would people object to me changing a method in SequenceIterator
> as follows
>   public Sequence nextSequence();
> to
>   public Sequence next();
> Let me know if this is going to cause big problems, or if
> you object to this (ab)use of the iterator pattern.

Any reason not to simply deprecate nextSequence() and add next() ?

One of the advantages of Java for developing apis is that you don't
actually have to keep breaking code, especially for this kind of
"tidying up" of method names.

Simon M. Brocklehurst, Ph.D.
Head of Bioinformatics & Advanced IS
Cambridge Antibody Technology
The Science Park, Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, UK