[Bioperl-l] lightweight sequence features

Jason Stajich jason at bioperl.org
Tue Nov 6 16:18:35 EST 2007

I started a branch for implementing and playing with lightweight  
feature object. The branch is called 'lightweight_feature_branch'.

Right now it is about 70% faster just in object creation based on  
parsing features using Bio::Tools::GFF and swapping the types of  
features that are created.  It uses arrays instead of hashes under  
the hood.

So the objects don't have locations under the hood.  My hope is if  
this works okay we could use it for creating objects where we KNOW  
the underlying features have simple locations so such as parsing in  
GFF data.

Jason Stajich
jason at bioperl.org

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