[PD-dev] Work on "help" menu and help-patch searching spec

Krzysztof Czaja czaja at chopin.edu.pl
Mon Apr 25 10:48:58 CEST 2005

hi Ben,

B. Bogart wrote:
> * spec for the searching of help files.
> * organization of pd "help" pull-down menu.
> * functional catagories for PD externals/objects.

great you are pushing this.  Some random thoughts and questions...

Have you considered other ways of browsing -- choosing something
that better scales?  Not sure if hierarchical pull-down menu is
the right way of browsing thousands of items.

How would the help files structure relate to eventual structuring
of class names into a browsable ``object list'' (btw. such list
should have its own "open help file" popup)?  And how would these
relate to eventual structuring of classes themselves into
packages, Guenter's namespaces, or anything that would finally be

The structure seems closed.  I mean, even though a keyword comment
may contain any word that its author finds suitable, only the
predefined words would categorize the file for browsing -- is this
the case?  and if so, why?


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