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Bio::IdCollectionI(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation Bio::IdCollectionI(3pm)


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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AUTHOR - Lincoln Stein


Implementation Specific Functions

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
2021-08-15 perl v5.32.1