[Biococoa-dev] More on BCSymbolSets

Koen van der Drift kvddrift at earthlink.net
Fri Mar 4 20:24:54 EST 2005

On Mar 4, 2005, at 8:08 PM, John Timmer wrote:

>> But each set will only have nucleotides or amino acids. They are not
>> intended to mix.
> Okay, so we will have no user-defined sets, and I would go in, grab the
> first symbol, and test what type of symbol it is?  Wouldn't that get 
> into
> issues like testing its class, which Charles indicated might not be 
> the best
> way of determining this?

That's a good point. So we could move the BCSequenceType ivar to 

BTW, With the line 'They are not intended to mix' I didn't mean that 
there cannot be user-defined sets. Just meant that I don't see a 
situation where a symbol set is created containing both amino acids and 
nucleotides. That would be 'distorting biology', to use your own words 

- Koen.

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