[BioRuby] [GSoC][NeXML and RDF API] RDF API

Pjotr Prins pjotr.public14 at thebird.nl
Sun Jul 18 06:33:05 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 12:40:48PM +0100, Rutger Vos wrote:
> >
> >
> > You should judge every new class you introduce based on those
> > grounds: Does it add to, or simplify, my API? Or does it make my
> > internal code organisation a lot easier to understand. Tick one of
> > those two boxes to create class hierarchies. Otherwise you are best
> > off with the most *simple* data representation. Simple, in general,
> > is easy to understand and allows for more flexible approaches.
> >
> >
> In working in other languages it has turned out time and time again that the
> more closely the class hierarchy mirrors that of the NeXML schema types, the
> more easily instance documents can be represented, manipulated and
> round-tripped. This doesn't necessarily mean that the API for users needs to
> reflect all that, but internally it's useful.

Not disputing that. Please read elements.rb.


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