Ewan Birney

NAME

Bio::Biblio::BiblioBase - An abstract base for other biblio classes

SYNOPSIS

 # do not instantiate this class directly

DESCRIPTION

It is a base class where all other biblio data storage classes inherit from. It does not reflect any real-world object, it exists only for convenience, in order to have a place for shared code.

new()

The new() class method constructs a new biblio storage object. It accepts list of named arguments - the same names as attribute names prefixed with a minus sign. Available attribute names are listed in the documentation of the individual biblio storage objects.

Accessors

All attribute names can be used as method names. When used without any parameter the method returns current value of the attribute (or undef), when used with a value the method sets the attribute to this value and also returns it back. The set method also checks if the type of the new value is correct.

Custom classes

If there is a need for new attributes, create your own class which usually inherits from Bio::Biblio::Ref. For new types of providers and journals, let your class inherit directly from this Bio::Biblio::BiblioBase class.

FEEDBACK

Mailing Lists

User feedback is an integral part of the evolution of this and other Bioperl modules. Send your comments and suggestions preferably to the Bioperl mailing list. Your participation is much appreciated.

  bioperl-l@bioperl.org              - General discussion
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Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to the Bioperl bug tracking system to help us keep track of the bugs and their resolution. Bug reports can be submitted via email or the web:

  bioperl-bugs@bioperl.org
  http://bioperl.org/bioperl-bugs/

AUTHOR

Martin Senger (senger@ebi.ac.uk)

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2002 European Bioinformatics Institute. All Rights Reserved.

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

DISCLAIMER

This software is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind.