If I eliminate the serial adapter, does that make me a serial killer? :-)
On Nov 8, 2011, at 10:07 AM, Walls, Ramona wrote:
> I will shed no tears over its loss.
> Ramona Walls
> Post-doctoral Researcher/Plant Ontology Curator
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nomi Harris [mailto:nlharris@...]
> Sent: Tue 11/8/2011 1:04 PM
> To: David Osumi-Sutherland
> Cc: OBO-Edit Working Group
> Subject: Re: [OBO-Edit Working Group] Serial reader/writer and autosave inOBO-Edit
> Thanks for the feedback. Since the serial adapter is not working right and it doesn't seem to be an easy fix, I propose that we comment it out for this release. If anyone was using it (how? it's been broken for years) and is heartbroken, they can let us know.
> On Nov 8, 2011, at 4:16 AM, David Osumi-Sutherland wrote:
> > Hiya,
> > A long time ago (perhaps even back when OE was DAG Edit?), autosave files did indeed require the serial adaptor to load them - at least they did the way my OE (DE?) was set up. This hasn't been true for ages though. Not clear to me what advantage the serial files might have had as an autosave backup format.
> > - D
> > On 8 Nov 2011, at 11:44, Dr Midori A. Harris wrote:
> >> I have not only never used the serial adapter, I've never really
> >> understood what it was for. So I certainly wouldn't miss it.
> >> m
> >> On Mon, 7 Nov 2011, Nomi Harris wrote:
> >>> (This started as a conversation between me, Chris, and Heiko. I thought the OEWG might have an opinion on this.)
> >>> On Nov 4, 2011, at 11:09 AM, Nomi Harris wrote:
> >>>> The serial writer has been broken as far back as I checked (pre-2.00). I couldn't check whether the reader was broken in those versions, since you can't use the reader on serial files saved by a different version.
> >>>> I have now fixed the serial writer (well, fixed as in it now writes out something that is a serial file--whether it is "correct" I can't tell). However, the reader is still broken (see below) and neither Heiko nor I know how to fix it. (Any ideas?)
> >>> I did more testing and unfortunately the serial writer is not actually all fixed. It still throws an exception under some (not so obscure) circumstances.
> >>>> At first I was thinking, "Oh, crap, if the serial reader is broken that means autosave is useless," but then I found that autosave is saving obo files, not serial files, so that's ok. What use *is* the serial adapter, anyway?
> >>> Given that autosave doesn't use the serial writer anyway (though perhaps it originally was intended to), is there any actual use case for the serial reader/writer, or can we just get rid of it?
> >>> Nomi
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