[Bioperl-l] small question

L.Pollak lorenz@ist.org
Sun, 30 Jul 2000 18:57:07 +0200

> However, the rest of the "annotation" part of Bio::Seq has been
> implemented by the fact that Bio::Seq has-a Bio::Annotation, giving us
> DBLink objects, References etc. This is a *good thing* as we want to reuse
> these objects elsewhere (which we certainly do). Therefore
>    $seq->annotation->description() should be the same as
>    $seq->desc.
> I suspect the solution to all of this is to make the $seq->desc function
> in set mode to set both the Bio::Annotation->description *and* the
> primary_seq description. On get mode it should go to Bio::PrimarySeq and
> the SeqIO packages should automatically make sure that they read in the
> description into both the annotation and primary_seq slots.

I think, this would be good solution. I was thinking about
$seq->annotation->description directly calling $seq->desc (like a
mehtod synonym), but annotation objects don't always have an 
underlying sequence object, right? so that won't work...

For now i will use $seq->desc.

> This is pretty icky though.
I'm not rather sure what "icky" means but i think i agree. :-)

kind regards,