Bio::DB::GFF Featname
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Summary
Bio::DB::GFF::Featname -- The name of a feature
Package variables
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Inherit
Bio::Root::RootI
Synopsis
  use Bio::DB::GFF;
my $db = Bio::DB::GFF->new( -adaptor => 'dbi:mysql', -dsn => 'dbi:mysql:elegans42'); my $feature = Bio::DB::GFF::Featname->new(Locus => 'unc-19'); my $segment = $db->segment($feature);
Description
Bio::DB::GFF::Featname is the name of a feature. It contains two
fields: name and class. It is typically used by the Bio::DB::GFF
module to denote a group, and is accepted by
Bio::DB::Relsegment->new() and Bio::DB::GFF->segment() as a
replacement for the -name and -class arguments.
Methods
newDescriptionCode
idDescriptionCode
nameDescriptionCode
classDescriptionCode
asStringDescriptionCode
cloneDescriptionCode
Methods description
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 Title   : new
Usage : $name = Bio::DB::GFF::Featname->new($class,$name)
Function: create a new Bio::DB::GFF::Featname object
Returns : a new Bio::DB::GFF::Featname object
Args : class and ID
Status : Public
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 Title   : id
Usage : $id = $name->id
Function: return a unique ID for the combination of class and name
Returns : a string
Args : none
Status : Public
This method returns a unique combination of the name and class in the
form "class:name". Coincidentally, this is the same format used
by AceDB.
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 Title   : name
Usage : $name = $name->name
Function: return the name of the Featname
Returns : a string
Args : none
Status : Public
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 Title   : class
Usage : $class = $name->class
Function: return the name of the Featname
Returns : a string
Args : none
Status : Public
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 Title   : asString
Usage : $string = $name->asString
Function: same as name()
Returns : a string
Args : none
Status : Public
This method is used to overload the "" operator. It is equivalent to
calling name().
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 Title   : clone
Usage : $new_clone = $type->clone;
Function: clone this object
Returns : a new Bio::DB::GFF::Featname object
Args : none
Status : Public
This method creates an exact copy of the object.
Methods code
newdescriptionprevnextTop
sub new {
  # use a blessed array for speed
my $pack = shift; bless [@_],$pack; # class,name
}
iddescriptionprevnextTop
sub id {
  my $self = shift;
  return join ':',@$self;
}
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sub name {
 shift->[1]
}
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sub class {
 shift->[0]
}
asStringdescriptionprevnextTop
sub asString {
 shift->name
}
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sub clone {
  my $self = shift;
  return bless [@$self],ref $self;
}
General documentation
BUGSTop
This module is still under development.
SEE ALSOTop
bioperl, Bio::DB::GFF, Bio::DB::RelSegment
AUTHORTop
Lincoln Stein <lstein@cshl.org>.
Copyright (c) 2001 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the same terms as Perl itself.