[Biopython-dev] [Bug 2393] Bio.GenBank.NCBIDictionary fails with release 1.44

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Fri Nov 9 10:55:24 UTC 2007


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Creating a new handle based interface, and using this internally within
Bio.GenBank.NCBIDictionary to provide the old API sounds very sensible.  As you
say, we /could/ then one day deprecate Bio.GenBank.NCBIDictionary.

Your point about avoiding UEtils is understandable.  How about using the far
simpler Bio.WWW.NCBI wrapper?  This has basic error checking and means hard
coding the URL in one place only.  In fact, this could be a good place to put a
new Dictionary, e.g. Bio.WWW.NCBI.EntrezDictionary rather than

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