[Bioc-devel] Biobase / eSet changes for this release

Seth Falcon sfalcon at fhcrc.org
Tue Apr 18 18:58:04 CEST 2006

Wolfgang Huber <huber at ebi.ac.uk> writes:
> I like the idea of "EmptyMatrix".
> Another more pedestrian option would be "matrix" x with
>    all(dim(x)==0)
> such as e.g. the result of new("matrix").

That would work, but will always require the explicit check.  With
EmptyMatrix we can dispatch.  I'm not certain that will be useful, but
I think it could be...

> The only (small) advantage is that new users/developers that know R
> but not bioc might find it less intimidating if our designs are not
> overly verbose.

Certainly a consideration.

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