[Biococoa-dev] Annotation questions

Koen van der Drift kvddrift at earthlink.net
Sun May 29 16:13:44 EDT 2005

On May 29, 2005, at 4:04 PM, Philipp Seibel wrote:

> The Annotation and Feature stuff has to be designed very carefully. 
> Btw i need it as well in my ProteinStructure classes. I think using 
> dictionaries and dictionaries in dictionaries are a solution, but very 
> difficult to understand for the user of the framework. On the other 
> hand it's very flexible and could be easily saved as a .plist. So we 
> should consider where we will need it in the future. I think features 
> are even more difficult to realize, because they could have the same 
> key and have a special order.
> Finaly i would suggest to discuss at least for 2 - 3 weeks, what we 
> want to do with features and annotations and of course where they 
> appear in "real life". We should take the time, because this is a very 
> fundamental structure. I would also suggest to look at the 
> implementations of BioJava and the others. Btw. is there a BioJava 
> user in our group, to tell about pros and cons of their 
> implementation. Ok so far from me .....

This sounds like an excellent subject to discuss at WWDC :)

- Koen.

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