[Biopython-dev] Relaxing SeqIO, AlignIO, etc write functions?

Peter biopython at maubp.freeserve.co.uk
Tue Mar 30 09:46:04 UTC 2010

On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 4:05 AM, Eric Talevich <eric.talevich at gmail.com> wrote:
> I know I've already voted, but here's another thought: if we're going to
> make this change eventually, it would be nice if the very first release of
> Bio.Phylo had the right behavior and retained the same behavior through
> later releases. Otherwise we'd have one or more isolated releases where
> Phylo.write doesn't handle single trees directly, and when documentation is
> updated to track later releases that do handle single trees, that could
> cause some confusion for some folks still using Biopython 1.54.

True. Another plus for doing it now is we're relaxing the filename/handle
thing, so it makes sense to make this change now (get these changes
all done in one go to reduce end user confusion).


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