[Pipet Users] Re: Yet Another Jade question :(

J.W. Bizzaro jeff at bioinformatics.org
Mon Nov 19 11:38:23 EST 2001

John Peter Tapsell wrote:
> They both seem pretty cool.  piper seems to be a project to have a pipe
> equivalent for gui objects - although it seems to need every program to be
> written with support for it.

No, this is actually something we've tried to avoid over the years. 
Programs, files, etc., do not need to be modified.  Piper uses meta-data,
such as MIME types, in XML.  These data are only "attached" to pre-existing
programs, files, etc.  They are not incorporated.

> Anyway, neither conflict or overlap with my project, but I'm looking forward
> to going over these and seeing how they are implemented.

I think that some of your XML descriptions of input/output are a bit like

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