- AUTHOR - Lincoln Stein
- Implementation Specific Functions
Bio::IdCollectionI - interface for objects with multiple identifiers
# to test this is an identifiable collection object $obj->isa("Bio::IdCollectionI") || $obj->throw("$obj does not implement the Bio::IdCollectionI interface"); # accessors @authorities = $obj->id_authorities(); @ids = $obj->ids(); $id = $obj->ids($authority);
This interface describes methods expected on objects that have multiple identifiers, each of which is controlled by a different authority.
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These functions are the ones that a specific implementation must define.
Title : id_authorities Usage : @array = $obj->id_authorities() Function: Return the authorities which have names for this object. The authorities can then be used to select ids. Returns : An array Status : Virtual
Title : ids Usage : @ids = $obj->ids([$authority1,$authority2...]) Function: return a list of Bio::IdentifiableI objects, optionally filtered by the list of authorities. Returns : A list of Bio::IdentifiableI objects. Status : Virtual