[Biococoa-dev] BCObject

Koen van der Drift kvddrift at earthlink.net
Fri Jun 24 19:09:27 EDT 2005

> In the meantime I have been thinking a little about the current 
> structure of classes. With the new classes that have been added by 
> Phillip, and the upcoming modification classes, I think we can add a 
> new superclass, namely BCObject.  We cannot let BCAtom, or 
> BCModification subclass from BCSymbol. However, these classes also 
> have a name, character, mass, etc. So it seems logical to create a 
> superclass, from which all the building blocks can derive. I have 
> created a small UML file in OmniGraffle to illustarte this. However, I 
> have no clue where to put BCResidue. Phillip, could you elaborate on 
> what you intended with this class?
> Similarly, Phillip's sequence classes need to be in sync with the 
> BCSequence class cluster. I also created a UML file for this. There is 
> BCSequenceStructure, BCChain, etc.

Anyone object if I add the BCObject class that acts as a root for 
BCSymbol, BCAtom, BCAbstractSequence, BCSequenceStructure, ...?

- Koen.

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