[PD-dev] data "fields" - pure enough?

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Mon Oct 10 02:09:11 CEST 2005

Btw I didn't receive Frank's reply, so I'm pasting it from the pd-dev 

On Sun, 9 Oct 2005, Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Mathieu Bouchard hat gesagt: // Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
> > On Sun, 9 Oct 2005, Frank Barknecht wrote:
> > > a) let w only go from 0 to 100 and 
> > > b) let w be displayed as going from 0 px to 38 px. 
> > > What is still missing here is an alternate way to display w: scaled,
> > > but *without* restricting w to the range 0 to 100.
> > it could use (0:) as meaning w>=0, (:0) as meaning w<=0, and (:) as
> > meaning no restriction.
> Not quite: You would not know how to scale, as there is no input range
> given.

D'oh. Sorry. it's true that the current notation doesn't lend itself to
specifying scale factors without ranges, as all scale factors are
computed from a pair of ranges. Well, there's not much of a choice but to 
invent a new syntax for scale factors.

Mathieu Bouchard - tél:+1.514.383.3801 - http://artengine.ca/matju
Freelance Digital Arts Engineer, Montréal QC Canada

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