[PD] That's a surprising new look

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Wed Oct 10 18:47:40 CEST 2007

A programming environment should encourage people to program in a way  
that not only works, but also is clearly legible to people who have  
never seen that program before.  This makes it much easier to reuse  
and maintain code, and that leads to much less duplicated effort.   
That means everyone can benefit from the faster progress.


On Oct 10, 2007, at 10:07 AM, marius schebella wrote:

> I don't understand people complaining about additional features.  
> you don't have to use it, if you don't want. but for other people  
> it makes sense to layout their interface independently from their  
> code.
> design is so important for a graphical user interface!
> I heard this so often "I can't share my patch, because only I know,  
> how to use it". patches without a user interface for the run-mode  
> are not sharable.
> I am not talking about patches with only an on/off button...
> pd is very limited in that regards and I really would wish pd would  
> make more improvement into that direction.
> marius.
> Kevin McCoy wrote:
>>> The Pd graph-on-parent makes more sense IMHO because it uses  
>>> existing Pd
>>> mechanisms for encapsulation and encourages patchers to  
>>> modularize their
>>> programs.
>> 100% agreed, that is why I thought "umm... what's so special about  
>> this
>> presentation mode?" when I saw that page.  To me that should be  
>> planned into
>> the program.  If your patches are messy for performance, code  
>> cleaner, use
>> subpatches, etc, no excuses for that as far as I see.  Sends and  
>> receives
>> for gui objects have been there since I started..  I guess I  
>> wasn't really
>> excited about any of that stuff :) but then again maybe I  
>> misunderstand..
>> km
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