[Bioperl-l] A new name for Bio::Moose?

Robert Buels rmb32 at cornell.edu
Mon Jul 27 15:25:43 UTC 2009

Bioperl 2.  If the Moose business doesn't work out, throw away the moose 
code and do something different.  But I think it would be good to 
christen it as the embryonic bioperl 2 to get some momentum around it.


Chris Fields wrote:
> All,
> Pushed by a recent suggestion by Robert, I am considering changing the 
> name of the Bio::Moose project to something simpler.  I would like to 
> steer away from naming this directly after the implementation and have 
> something simpler namespace-wise.
> I have thought of 'Alces' (the genus name for moose), which indicates 
> both the Bio aspect and the implementation in an more indirect way (and 
> is a bit shorter).  However, I would like to solicit suggestions for 
> alternatives.  The shorter the better, and the 'winner' will receive a 
> free beverage or so (on me) should we meet!
> chris
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Robert Buels
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Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research
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