[Bioc-devel] RFC: xy2i and i2xy in *cdf packages

Seth Falcon sfalcon at fhcrc.org
Wed Apr 11 15:51:20 CEST 2007

lgautier at altern.org writes:

> Thanks for having the time and energy to fix that.
> If S4 allows one to create a class that inherits directly from
> "environment", that might be an elegant way to go for a first step.
> The dimensions can be stored as attributes.
> (Across R versions, it used to be allowed, not allowed, then allowed
> again... I do not know the current status).

We are currently in a regime in which it is _not_ possible to extend
"environment" using an S4 class.

I think the suggestions for an object based setup are good ones, but
given time and people resource constraints, I think the easier
solution is best for the upcoming release.

+ seth

Seth Falcon | Computational Biology | Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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