EMBOSS: Project Meeting (May 10th 1999)


Sanger Centre: Peter Rice, Ian Longden, Richard Bruskiewich
HGMP: Alan Bleasby, Gary Williams, Val Curwen, Thon de Boer, Mark Faller, Sinead O'Leary, Jon Ison
Apologies: Rodrigo Lopez, Martin Senger

1. Matters Arising

2. General progress on release 0.0.4

Dave Judge hopes to have a Linux system to test EMBOSS for the Cuba EMBnet course.

Peter has a list of things to do from last time. He will work through them this week.

3. Library documentation

Peter has revised the string documentation into separate sections by data type for constructors (always make a new string), destructors (destroy a string and fere memory), assignments (overwrite or create a string) modifiers (can change the string), operators (never change the string), and casts (use a string and return some other kind of value). There is a need for an "other" or "miscellaneous" section for a few routines like ajStrTrace that do not fit any of the above.

It was agreed that the functions should be in groupings according to their functional type, better suited to new programmers, with an alphabetic index provided for experienced EMBOSS developers to quickly look up the function of interest.

Next targets are AjPFile functions and possibly the public AjPSeq (etc.) routines where there are only a few public functions as most of the database and sequence reading calls are static.

4. Next meeting

Monday 17th May, usual time and place.
Peter Rice, Informatics Division, The Sanger Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton Hall, Cambridge, CB10 1SA, UK.