[Bioperl-l] Detecting type of an object.

gert thijs gert.thijs@esat.kuleuven.ac.be
Thu, 12 Oct 2000 12:38:19 +0200

I am wondering if it is possible to detect the type of an object. 
For instance, I have written a module that parses a blast report to select a
sequence. The module returns the sequence as a Bio::Seq object if the parsing
was succesful and some error message when there was no good hit found.
Now when I use this module in a script I would like to test whether or not
there is a sequence found before doing something with the sequence. Is there a
proper way to tackle such a problem?

Gert Thijs

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