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Re: [gwl-devel] [PATCH] workflow: Consider unspecified free inputs when

From: zimoun
Subject: Re: [gwl-devel] [PATCH] workflow: Consider unspecified free inputs when checking cache.
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2019 19:33:36 +0200


On Tue, 25 Jun 2019 at 06:30, Kyle Meyer <address@hidden> wrote:
> Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> writes:

> > I’m not sure if we should keep picking
> > inputs from the environment silently and by default, but your patch is
> > anyway more correct than what we had before.
> Hmm, for my use case, taking free inputs from the file system based on
> the current directory is the only method that I'm actually interested in
> (i.e. I don't see myself having any use for --input).  Perhaps my
> thinking is too shaped by make/snakemake, and I don't fully grasp the
> approach GWL is trying to take.

I am not sure to fully understand the issue and all the recent changes.

One idea of GWL is to have a functional workflow: the
multi-composition of functions/processes. And free inputs
are--say--the argument of this function. Therefore, if you have many
samples and you need to apply the same workflow, then you just apply
the function to each sample with --input. I mean it is my
understanding of the approach. Maybe I have wrong...

All the best,

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