[Bioperl-l] bioperl-live: audit of FIXME/???/TODO/etc and undef/die

David Messina dmessina at wustl.edu
Wed Sep 20 19:00:49 UTC 2006

On Sep 20, 2006, at 10:10 AM, Hilmar Lapp wrote:

> I wasn't even aware that that was a 'requirement'

AFAIK, there wasn't any previously agreed upon set of standards for  
the BioPerl docs, although most modules follow a remarkably  
consistent layout.

With the Deobfuscator, it helps to enforce a little more uniformity  
for ease of parsing. And since I haven't publicized any of these  
issues until yesterday, it's hardly your fault that you weren't  
aware. :)

It may not happen before 1.5.2, but at some point I intend to write  
up a little guide which describes the de facto standard that BioPerl  
modules follow (maybe Mauricio has already thought about this?). If  
there is agreement on these as a small set of guidelines, we can add  
it to the developer instructions so that people writing new modules  
will be aware.


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