[Bioperl-l] Unused or incomplete modules in bioperl-live

Brian Osborne osborne1 at optonline.net
Fri Sep 22 02:20:37 UTC 2006


Without talking to the author one can't distinguish a module that may be a
true orphan, unsupported and unreferenced, from a module that the author may
want to build or elaborate on.

Talk to the author, and if he or she doesn't respond then proceed as if it
has no value and mark it as DEPRECATED, scheduled to be deleted in some
future release.

Brian O.

On 9/21/06 7:51 PM, "Torsten Seemann"
<torsten.seemann at infotech.monash.edu.au> wrote:

> Hello all,
> While auditing bioperl-live recently I noticed a module  
> Bio/Search/Processor.pm (Aaron Mackey)
> which is unreferenced anywhere else, and it looks like a deployer
> module, but there is no directory
> Bio/Search/Processor/
> The last real CVS entry was
> date: 2000/11/20 17:10:57;  author: jason;  state: Exp;  lines: +10 -11
> "likely meaningless changes as we will probably chuck these modules"
> What's the correct procedure to deal with this?
> Should it be deleted from CVS?
> Or schedule for removal in the 1.6 branch?
> If there are any more modules to be retired etc, should we have a Wiki
> page about it?

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