[Biopython-dev] GSoC SearchIO project

Michiel de Hoon mjldehoon at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 3 18:27:26 UTC 2012

While I think that the SearchIO module is a good idea, you may want to consider choosing a different name for this module. For Bio.Seq/Bio.SeqIO and Bio.Align/Bio.AlignIO, roughly speaking the class definitions are in the former and the parser is in the latter module. I don't quite understand why these two are separated into distinct modules, as to me conceptually the two belong together. Bio.SearchIO in my understanding will combine both the parsers and the class definitions, which is a good thing, but then I would prefer a name without "IO" in it.


--- On Tue, 4/3/12, Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com> wrote:

> From: Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Biopython-dev] GSoC SearchIO project
> To: "Biopython-Dev Mailing List" <biopython-dev at lists.open-bio.org>
> Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 5:03 AM
> On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 3:27 PM,
> Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I'm pleased to see that the GSoC SearchIO project idea
> I put up
> > has sparked some interest:
> >
> > http://biopython.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code
> >
> > ...
> Just a reminder that the GSoC application deadline is this
> Friday,
> 6 April. The application website has been open since 26
> March,
> so I would encourage you to upload your current proposal
> soon
> in case there are server load problems on the last day (you
> will
> still be able to revise the proposal after uploading it).
> http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2012
> Also, in particular for those of you interested in the
> SearchIO
> project which I would mentor, I will be away Thursday 5 and
> Friday 6 April, so you will not be able to ask me for any
> last
> minute feedback.
> Good luck,
> Peter
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