[Bioperl-l] Database Retrieval

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at gmx.net
Tue Aug 8 11:21:11 EDT 2006


On Aug 8, 2006, at 10:16 AM, Chris Fields wrote:

> Using that, we could have get_Location(s)*, get_Ref(s)*, get_Taxon/ 
> Taxa*, etc.  Most of these would only use a unique ID or query,  
> though.
>
> Would we want to lump all these together in one non-specific  
> interface class or split them up into several specific interfaces?   
> Many of the latter will likely have only a few methods, but at  
> least they would be consistent, so I think the latter.

Right. It is easy for an implementation class to implement multiple  
interfaces, but it is messy to split up interfaces later that were  
lumped together earlier without a clear need to do so.

"do one task only but do it well" - that's the motto for the  
interface, where doing it well also means to keep it as simple as  
possible.

thanks for taking a stab.

	-hilmar
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