Subject: [Biococoa-dev] New Structure for BioCocoa part II

Alexander Griekspoor mek at
Mon Jul 4 05:13:50 EDT 2005

>> Thanks for keeping BioCocoa going Koen, great job! Again, I'm  
>> sorry to not have jumped in earlier, and I hope you don't have the  
>> feeling to be let outside of everything, all the above is not a  
>> definitive thing at all. Looking forward to everyone's reaction!
> Not left outside, but a little bit shocked, I was actually :)  But  
> these new developments certainly seem to be a good step forwards.  
> Hopefully this will be the final re-design!

Well, I hope it will be, but it would be foolish to say that it  
is ;-) At least we all agree it makes sense. Which brings me to one  
more discussion. Unfortunately, that definitely requires John to be  
there (John are you listening? ;-) We had the discussion a few times  
and I again think it's time to revive it once more: The typed vs  
untyped sequence. The reason for the hybrid class cluster /  
superclass structure we have now. I was always in favor of the  
latter, but I did see that this way it's to confusing to us and  
certainly to new users. I've said that I would like to see it  
disappear. So, if that means that I have to adjust my opinion, and  
also that I have to do more error checking in my code instead of the  
framework, then that is what I have to do. Again, I want to see  
John's opinion on this first, but  in return for simplicity shall we  
then indeed implement things first using the one BCSequence type does  
it all method and see how well it works? What do you guys think?

> ps any chance you can post/mail the wwdc presentation?
Peter, can you arrange that? I only have the two halves, I can put  
them on our website if you send it to me...

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