[Pipet Devel] ORBit module for Perl released

Gary Van Domselaar gvd at redpoll.pharmacy.ualberta.ca
Wed Sep 22 14:14:36 EDT 1999

"J.W. Bizzaro" wrote:
> This comes from the Gnotices Web page:
>   Posted by Owen Taylor on Sunday September 19, @08:11PM
>   I've made an initial release of dynamic Perl bindings for ORBit available.
>   They are available here.
>   ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/otaylor/

I wonder if the bioperl group is aware of this? I noticed in their
bitsjournal publication (http://www.bitsjournal.com/bioperl.html) that
the bioperlians have this to say about CORBA:

The Bioperl modules presented here certainly reflect the strengths and
limitations of Perl. Thus, there are not very many functions for
graphical output of bio-object data. It is therefore likely that Bioperl
objects, specialized for text parsing and analysis, could collaborate
with objects implemented in other languages (such as Java) that provide
graphical displays of the results. A commonly used strategy involves a
Perl CGI script that configures a Java applet for web browsers
(example). More complex relationships are possible through technologies
such as CORBA that can mediate interactions between objects in different
languages(Pope 1997). We are encouraged in this regard by the ongoing
CORBA-Perl project (Schuller 1997) and we have developed connections
with a
CORBA-related effort in the bioinformatics community known as the Life
Sciences Research Domain Task Force within the OMG (Life Science
Research Group 1997).

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