[Biococoa-dev] More on BCSymbolSets

Koen van der Drift kvddrift at earthlink.net
Fri Mar 4 06:32:52 EST 2005

On Mar 3, 2005, at 10:07 PM, John Timmer wrote:

> Renaming it's fine, but we HAVE to keep it.  There are going to be 
> literally
> dozens of symbol sets, plus the potential for user-generated sets, and 
> I
> would not want to loop through all the possibilities just to find out
> whether a sequence could be translated or complemented.

I am not sure if I follow this. As soon as a sequence is created, the 
symbolset is defined. So there is no need to iterate over all 
symbolsets to find out if a certain operation is possible. For 
convenience, we could extend BCSymbolSet with a method 
"containsNucleotides" that will return yes is the objects in the set 
are of that type.

- Koen.

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