[Biococoa-dev] Using an untyped class sequence

John Timmer jtimmer at bellatlantic.net
Tue Jul 5 13:43:14 EDT 2005

> So, ready to move on :-) ?

If we are, it would seem to me that the next big step would be to change the
internal representation of the sequences to a char array, and then write the
bridging code to generate object representations on the fly.  I don't trust
my malloc capabilities enough to volunteer for the former, but I'll happily
help on the latter.

One question about design of this:  should we think about a caching policy?
Maybe have a boolean ivar that allows a sequence to retain its symbol array
at an app developer's discretion (defaults to NO, but can be manually set to
YES in cases where an app developer knows he'll need repeated access to
individual symbols).  It would let app developers make performance vs.
memory decisions, instead of leaving them at the framework level.


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