[Bioperl-l] annotations

Chris Fields cjfields at illinois.edu
Mon Nov 2 08:08:54 EST 2009


On Nov 1, 2009, at 10:47 PM, Mark A. Jensen wrote:

> I'm cogitating on features and annotations. For a RichSeq, one gets  
> the set of annotations by
>
> $seq->annotation->get_Annotations
>
> while getting features by
>
> $seq->get_Features
>
> Is there a reason not to have a method in SeqI
>
> sub get_Annotations { shift->annotation->get_Annotations }
>
> to allow a user to do what seems natural from a user's perspective,  
> viz. $seq->get_Annotations? I imagine this might save hundreds of  
> hours of frustration, integrated over all newbies.
> MAJ

One could add the methods to delegate to annotation() (that's  
essentially what I'm planning on doing for Biome).

chris


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