[Biococoa-dev] Nomenclature

John Timmer jtimmer at bellatlantic.net
Wed Aug 18 09:41:58 EDT 2004

>>> I am probably the oldest, so I will make the decision on the naming :)
>>> Okay, I've got to ask - how old are you?
> That's unfair you should tell yours as well then ;-)
> And to prevent the obvious, I'm from 1977, that would make me 27....
I was born 12/12/66, which makes me 37 for a few months.  That's why I
thought there was half a chance I might be the oldest, and can claim the
decision making ability.

> Shall we make that (unichar) token; to prevent the name circle you
> warned us for?
Well, if we're not doing the full inheritance in the class name, every
instantiated version will be a nucleotide or amino acid, so this won't be as
much of a problem.

>> The question I have is whether we'll ever allow anyone to rename the
>> symbols?  For the DNA nucleotides, I've overridden these methods to
>> cause
>> them to have no effect them, since allowing a rename could lead to all
>> sorts
>> of bizarre behavior.  Is there any case where it wouldn't?
> I guess not. Which methods are you talking about? We don't implement
> the set methods do we, only the get ones. Perhaps I don't see the point
> your making here.
Koen put them in the BCSymbol class, so the nucleotide classes would inherit
them, which is why I overrode them.

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