[Bioperl-l] Bio::Map changes

Sendu Bala bix at sendu.me.uk
Mon Jun 26 11:42:33 EDT 2006

Sendu Bala wrote:
> The reimplementation will make Position central to the model, allowing 
> for lots of other things to work properly without anything becoming 
> inconsistent (as is currently the case).
> The general tidy up will involve redoing and perhaps even removing 
> things.

Does anyone know what the intent behind the split Bio::Map::MappableI 
and Bio::Map::MarkerI was? I somehow get the impression these started as 
one interface but then became two. The split /seems/ to be MappableI as 
a map element with one position on one map, whilst MarkerI is a map 
element with multiple positions on multiple maps. But MarkerI has no 
synopsis or description, and MappableI says it does what MarkerI does 
(but doesn't). So I'm left guessing atm.

Do we want to keep the split? If yes, what exactly should be the 
difference between the two? If no, would it be ok to just get rid of 
MarkerI (folding it back into MappableI)?

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