[Bioperl-l] BioPerl newbie question about exporting sub_SeqFe atures

Hilmar Lapp hilmarl@yahoo.com
Wed, 18 Apr 2001 09:50:12 -0700

Jason Stajich wrote:
> Problem is if you want to have a Feature A, and attach Feature B and C
> onto Feature A.  If you want to maintain a description for B, C, how would
> you do this?  add_sub_SeqFeature might have to get smarter and translate
> the contained Location object into a SplitLocation.

Good idea. Should be optional though. Maybe a flag to
add_sub_SeqFeature()? (The point here really is to hide the gory
details from the user, so if a SplitLocation is really what he
wants, there should be an easy way.)

> BTW: I think the 'EXPAND' way of adding features looks messy to me,
> shouldn't all of this be captured in an object?

How do you mean? Something like a RangeExpansionPolicy?

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