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


        # do not instantiate this class directly


       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.

       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.

       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.


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       Report bugs to the Bioperl bug tracking system to help us keep track of the bugs and their
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       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.


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