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

Laurent Gautier lgautier at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 17:02:49 CEST 2007

2007/4/11, Seth Falcon <sfalcon at fhcrc.org>:
> 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.

Tough luck...

> 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.

I agree completely that what is most urgent is a fix to avoid function
overriding to cause nasty problem, and that there are constraints around
time and people.
Should a little committee chat around the easiest fix to ensure that there
are no other problems around it ?

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