# OERole¶

class OERole


This class represents OERole, an object that can be used in a some classification scheme to define a category or role. Each OERole is defined by a role name string.

Objects inherited from OERoleSet can have OERole objects added to them as a way of marking them for particular uses.

## Constructors¶

OERole()
OERole(const OERole &rhs)


Default and copy constructors.

OERole(const std::string &name)


Standard constructor. It is recommended that classification schemes use hierarchical naming systems, such as oebio:component:cofactor, so that they will not conflict with one another when multiple schemes are mixed together.

## operator=¶

OERole &operator=(const OERole &rhs)


Assignment operator.

## operator<¶

bool operator<(const OERole &rhs) const


Allows OERole objects to be ordered.

## operator==¶

bool operator==(const OERole &rhs) const


Allows OERole objects to be compared for equivalence.

## GetName¶

const char *GetName() const


Returns the character string representing the name of the role. An empty character string is returned for a default OERole or one constructed with a random unsigned integer.