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NAME ^

Bio::Map::EntityI - An Entity Interface

SYNOPSIS ^

    # do not use this module directly

DESCRIPTION ^

This interface describes the basic methods required for entities. An Entity is a kind of Bio::Map object that holds instance-specific data but relies on registering itself with a PositionHandler to handle its relationships with other entities. These relationships between objects are based around shared Positions, so Bio::Map::PositionI objects are a special kind of EntityI, along with Bio::Map::MappableI and Bio::Map::MapI objects.

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AUTHOR - Sendu Bala ^

Email bix@sendu.me.uk

APPENDIX ^

The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods. Internal methods are usually preceded with a _

get_position_handler

 Title   : get_position_handler
 Usage   : my $position_handler = $entity->get_position_handler();
 Function: Gets a PositionHandlerI that $entity is registered with.
 Returns : Bio::Map::PositionHandlerI object
 Args    : none

PositionHandlerI-based methods

 Any methods related to interation with other entities should be implemented
 as a call to the PositionHandler
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