[Biococoa-dev] Subclassing BCSequence really needed?

Koen van der Drift kvddrift at earthlink.net
Sun Oct 24 14:27:06 EDT 2004

On Oct 23, 2004, at 11:51 PM, John Timmer wrote:

> If you're asking for the range of a subsequence (which is what the 
> methods I
> was referring to do), then there is  a difference.  With amino acids,
> there's no ambiguity - what you ask for is what you find.  With 
> nucleotides,
> what happens if you ask for GARNYTC?  You could either be asking for an
> exact match, in which case the same method as with amino acids would 
> work.
> Or you could be asking for any sequence that might match that, such as
> GAAACTC and GAGGCTC etc.  Clearly, you need a second method for that.
> There's situations where you'd want one or the other (or at least I 
> would),
> so it's definitely worth providing both.

Aha, thanks!

- Koen.

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