[PD] puredatabase

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Thu Feb 8 06:14:00 CET 2007

On Feb 7, 2007, at 6:19 AM, Steffen wrote:

> On 07/02/2007, at 2.25, David Powers wrote:
>> On 2/6/07, Steffen <stffn at dibidut.dk> wrote:
>>> And a suggestion: It might be good to debate here how the database
>>> should be designed to best do it job. Fx. would it be an idea to  
>>> make
>>> a set of (not necessarily disjunkt/non-intersecting) categories/
>>> labels objects/libs could fit in - like math, audio, control,  
>>> graphic
>>> (inspired by http://puredata.info/dev/PdLibraries)? I mean, there
>>> must be a quite a few opinions on how the database could be  
>>> organized
>>> in order to be of most use.
>> It would be nice if things could be "tagged" with keywords, rather
>> than categorized. That way, there's no need to think of every  
>> category
>> or decide on all keywords in advance, people could add keywords to
>> objects as they saw fit.
> I agree. That what i meant by 'not necessarily non-intersecting  
> categories'. It might be a bad choice to use the word "category"  
> like that - I'm sorry.
> But it was mostly meant as an example of an idea we could want in  
> such database. Since I0 said:
> "help with database-design [...] might be appreciated"
> I thought we (the potential users of the database) in this phase  
> could brainstorm and discuss ideas on how we would like it.

I think this should be generated from the meta data in the help  
files.  For PDDP, we plan on using the help files as the central  
location for meta data.


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