[Biopython-dev] Removing obsolete bits of the Tutorial

Peter biopython at maubp.freeserve.co.uk
Fri Jun 27 16:54:16 UTC 2008

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 5:01 PM, Michiel de Hoon wrote:
>> I've just got the the "BioRegistry – automatically finding sequence
>> sources" section of the tutorial/cookbook, and this either needs major
>> updating or removing
>> ...
>> Would anyone object to me removing this section of the
>> tutorial/cookbook?
> I think it's better to remove it.


>> Then there is the section on "Parser Design" which focuses on the
>> scanner/consumer model and lists lots of the events these parsers
>> (used to) generate.  I don't think any of this is useful, and suspect
>> that a lot of it is out of date.  Again, should we just remove this
>> section?
> That too. Otherwise, we may inadvertently be causing new
> Biopython developers to write their parsers using this out of
> date parser design, which as far as I know is not being used
> in the major Biopython modules.

It's not entirely out of date - don't SAX based XML parsers do
something similar?  And quite a few major modules still follow this
scheme (e.g. Bio.GenBank and Bio.SwissProt).  Anyway, I have removed
most of this section leaving only a short overview.


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