[Bioperl-l] Bptutorial.pl removed

Brian Osborne osborne1 at optonline.net
Fri Sep 29 01:32:51 UTC 2006


A few months ago I asked questions of bioperl-l in order to ascertain
whether there was any value in attempting to maintain 2 copies of
bptutorial, one in the Wiki and one in the package. Specifically I was
asking whether there was anyone who thought the scripts in bptutorial.pl
were valuable, there was no positive response. There was a comment about the
value of a script in bptutorial.pl that served to trace through the
inheritance of a given module, but this capability is now handled by the
Deobfuscator online.

Since the contents of bptutorial were moved to the Wiki I¹ve made some edits
to the Wiki, so these two are now out of sync. Since they¹re out of sync
it¹s best that the out-of-date copy be removed. Some have thought that the
tutorial should be removed altogether from the Wiki by separating it into
HOWTOs, that¹s another question. I happen to agree that this might be good,
for the moment I¹m just concerned with keeping our documentation current.
There was also discussion about creating files in the package that mirror
the Wiki contents, also a good idea but no one has explored this, as far as
I know (tools such as Text::MediawikiFormat could be used for this purpose).

Brian O.

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