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NAME ^

Bio::Map::PositionHandlerI - A Position Handler Interface

SYNOPSIS ^

    # do not use this module directly
    # See Bio::Map::PositionHandler for an example of
    # implementation.

DESCRIPTION ^

This interface describes the basic methods required for Position Handlers. A Position Handler copes with the coordination of different Bio::Map::EntityI objects, adding and removing them from each other and knowning who belongs to who. These relationships between objects are based around shared Positions, hence PositionHandler.

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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 _

General methods

register

 Title   : register
 Usage   : $position_handler->register();
 Function: Ask this Position Handler to look after your entity relationships.
 Returns : n/a
 Args    : none

index

 Title   : index
 Usage   : my $index = $position_handler->index();
 Function: Get the unique registry index for yourself, generated during the
           resistration process.
 Returns : int
 Args    : none

get_entity

 Title   : get_entity
 Usage   : my $entity = $position_handler->get_entity($index);
 Function: Get the entity that corresponds to the supplied registry index.
 Returns : Bio::Map::EntityI object
 Args    : int

Methods for Bio::Map::PositionI objects

map

 Title   : map
 Usage   : my $map = $position_handler->map();
           $position_handler->map($map);
 Function: Get/Set the map you are on. You must be a Position.
 Returns : L<Bio::Map::MapI>
 Args    : none to get, OR
           new L<Bio::Map::MapI> to set

element

 Title   : element
 Usage   : my $element = $position_handler->element();
           $position_handler->element($element);
 Function: Get/Set the map element you are for. You must be a Position.
 Returns : L<Bio::Map::MappableI>
 Args    : none to get, OR
           new L<Bio::Map::MappableI> to set

Methods for all other Bio::Map::EntityI objects

add_positions

 Title   : add_positions
 Usage   : $position_handler->add_positions($pos1, $pos2, ...);
 Function: Add some positions to yourself. You can't be a position.
 Returns : n/a
 Args    : Array of Bio::Map::PositionI objects

get_positions

 Title   : get_positions
 Usage   : my @positions = $position_handler->get_positions();
 Function: Get all your positions. You can't be a Position.
 Returns : Array of Bio::Map::PositionI objects
 Args    : none for all, OR
           Bio::Map::EntityI object to limit the Positions to those that
           are shared by you and this other entity.

purge_positions

 Title   : purge_positions
 Usage   : $position_handler->purge_positions();
 Function: Remove all positions from yourself. You can't be a Position.
 Returns : n/a
 Args    : none to remove all, OR
           Bio::Map::PositionI object to remove only that entity, OR
           Bio::Map::EntityI object to limit the removal to those Positions that
           are shared by you and this other entity.

get_other_entities

 Title   : get_other_entities
 Usage   : my @entities = $position_handler->get_other_entities();
 Function: Get all the entities that share your Positions. You can't be a
           Position.
 Returns : Array of Bio::Map::EntityI objects
 Args    : none
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