[Bioperl-l] Bio::SeqFeature::Generic add_sub_SeqFeature

Hilmar Lapp lapp@gnf.org
Mon, 29 Jan 2001 13:09:40 -0800

Jason Stajich wrote:
> What is the feeling here, we have this old way of doing things which
> included using the value 'EXPAND' to determine if we should expand the
> start/end space for a feature when adding a sub_SeqFeature to a feature?
> I think this should likely be better modeled through a SplitLocationI
> which is just a container of LocationObjects.  So I propose to remove all
> references to 'EXPAND' which means removing the method _expand_region and
> updating add_sub_Feature to deal with adding the locations.  Similarly 

Can't we keep a separate method for coping with region extension due
to a new subfeature, in whatever way the extension is done? As far as
I can remember I had a good reason to put it into its own method, I
needed it separately from add_sub_SeqFeature().

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