Is 9.0 a net minus vs. 8.1?

Christoph Gartmann GARTMANN at IMMUNBIO.MPG.DE
Fri Feb 14 09:29:38 EST 1997

In <32EE2280.249E at molbio.unmc.edu> Chad writes:

> One thing that hasn't been mentioned in this thread and which I am
> guessing
> to be the case is that some of the  folks writing here seem to use GCG
> as 
> a research tool in algorithms and basically support only themselves -
> they have the inclination and need to constatnly twiddle with source to 
> make their personal environment better. I'm not sure of this, but the
> tenor of some of the comments makes me think this.

What I found most valuable in having the sources local was the possibility
of rapid fixes (e.g. "change line 123 from xxx to yyy and recompile").
Modifying some constraints or limits (e.g. "change sequence number from 10
to 100") was easy as well. Sending binaries is a much more complicated issue
(for the folks at GCG and for us). We will have to see how GCG will deal with
this in the future.

   Christoph Gartmann

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