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Bio::DB::Query::QueryResultI - DESCRIPTION of Interface


Give standard usage here


This outlines the basic interface for a query result that returns objects, not rows. Basically, it is a stream of objects, similarly in spirit to the other Bioperl streaming interfaces like, e.g., Bio::SeqIO.

There is no specific notion here of a schema or database.


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The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods. Internal methods are usually preceded with a _


 Title   : next_object
 Usage   :
 Function: Obtain the next object from the result stream and return it.
 Example :
 Returns : A Bioperl object (implementing at least Bio::Root::RootI)
 Args    : none


 Title   : each_Object
 Usage   :
 Function: This is primarily a convenience method and in most implementations
           will just loop over next_object() and return an array of all
 Example :
 Returns : A reference to an array of objects.
 Args    : Optionally, an anonymous function for filtering objects. If given,
           the function is passed one argument, the object to evaluate.
           The object will be included in the returned array if the function
           returns TRUE, and rejected otherwise.


 Title   : finish
 Usage   :
 Function: Indicate being finished with this result so that possibly used
           system resources can be released.
 Example :
 Returns : none
 Args    : none