[Bioperl-l] RE: Bio::FeatureHolderI interface confusion

Chris Mungall cjm at fruitfly.org
Wed Jun 18 10:32:17 EDT 2003

Looks like an interesting talk Nat, I missed O'Reilly this year

I have to say, I find myself agreeing with all the points you make. And I
think it echoes the word on bioinformatics street too

the danger is that some people will weigh the balance between the
advantages of community development and perceived disadvantages
differently; as you say in the talk, bioperl must succeed!

On Tue, 17 Jun 2003, Nathan (Nat) Goodman wrote:

> Hi Chirs
> Right on!  I couldn't agree more!!  In fact, I made a series of similar
> points in my O'Reilly Biocon talk on BioPerl Myths vs. Reality
> (http://conferences.oreillynet.com/presentations/bio2003/goodman_nat.ppt,
> and kindly also available on OpenBio at
> http://news.open-bio.org/archives/2003_02.html#000020).
> I still use BioPerl -- indeed my group and I do a lot of BioPerl
> development -- because it's really useful despite the warts.  The value of
> community software development is immense and outweighs the technical
> deficiencies of the system.  But it sure would be nice to have a cleaned up,
> slimmed down version whose architecture made it easy to understand what's
> going on instead of obfuscating the obvious :) Oh well.  In another life
> maybe...
> Best,
> Nat

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