Bio::Annotation::AnnotationFactory - Instantiates a new Bio::AnnotationI (or
derived class) through a factory
my $factory = Bio::Annotation::AnnotationFactory->new(
-type => 'Bio::Annotation::SimpleValue');
my $ann = $factory->create_object(-value => 'peroxisome',
-tagname => 'cellular component');
This object will build Bio::AnnotationI objects generically.
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This is mostly copy-and-paste with subsequent adaptation from
Bio::Seq::SeqFactory by Jason Stajich. Most credits should in fact go to him.
The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods. Internal
methods are usually preceded with a _
Title : new
Usage : my $obj = Bio::Annotation::AnnotationFactory->new();
Function: Builds a new Bio::Annotation::AnnotationFactory object
Returns : Bio::Annotation::AnnotationFactory
Args : -type => string, name of a L<Bio::AnnotationI> derived class.
If type is not set the module guesses it based on arguments passed to method
Title : create_object
Usage : my $seq = $factory->create_object(<named parameters>);
Function: Instantiates new Bio::AnnotationI (or one of its child classes)
This object allows us to genericize the instantiation of
Returns : L<Bio::AnnotationI> compliant object
The return type is configurable using new(-type =>"...").
Args : initialization parameters specific to the type of annotation
object we want.
Title : type
Usage : $obj->type($newval)
Function: Get/set the type of L<Bio::AnnotationI> object to be created.
This may be changed at any time during the lifetime of this
Returns : value of type
Args : newvalue (optional)
Title : _guess_type
Function: Guesses the right type of L<Bio::AnnotationI> implementation
based on initialization parameters for the prospective
Returns : the type (a string, the module name)
Args : initialization parameters to be passed to the prospective