[Biopython-dev] Bio.Motif._Motif has_instances, has_counts

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Sat Aug 11 10:50:07 UTC 2012

On Saturday, August 11, 2012, Michiel de Hoon wrote:

> Hi Peter,
> > Although since that won't work on old Biopython either
> > (you'd
> > get an AttributeError), perhaps we should label these new
> > backwards compatible properties as obsolete with a pending
> > deprecation warning for the next release (delay the
> > deprecation)?
> >
> I think we are being way too careful. Requiring proper deprecation
> warnings each time we make a change in Biopython will slow down its
> development and improvement. In the past when making changes to the
> existing code, we have gotten very few complaints; also in this case I
> doubt that anybody will miss has_counts, has_instances.
> Best,
> -Michiel.

In this case you're probably right about it not causing too much
inconvenience - this is a relatively new module after all.


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