- AUTHOR - Sendu Bala
Bio::Map::EntityI - An Entity Interface
# do not use this module directly
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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The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods. Internal methods are usually preceded with a _
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
Any methods related to interation with other entities should be implemented as a call to the PositionHandler