[PD-dev] Proposals for object categories

marius schebella marius.schebella at gmail.com
Fri Feb 27 18:34:06 CET 2009

may I suggest the following category structure

Pd world series top 40
frank's special blend
other utilities
objects that might crash
the ones I almost never use
not allowed during war


2009/2/27 Mathieu Bouchard <matju at artengine.ca>:
> On Fri, 27 Feb 2009, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
>> i used [pix_sig2pix~] as an example about how categories often fail. it
>> was the first object that came to my mind that clearly belongs into several
>> categories at the same time. there are other objects (within zexy, vanilla,
>> list-abs, creb, you-name-it) that are not simply "glue" or "math", but both
>> and more. and this is not necessarily a design problem of these objects
>> (though sometimes it might well be).
> I agree: see also:
>  http://lists.puredata.info/pipermail/pd-list/2007-07/051652.html
>  http://lists.puredata.info/pipermail/pd-list/2007-07/051659.html
>  http://lists.puredata.info/pipermail/pd-list/2007-07/051768.html
>  ... and more mails in that thread.
>> fortunately loads of object do belong to a simple category, so don't let
>> Gödel stop us from trying to define such categories.
> What's Gödel have to do with it at all?
> (I don't necessarily agree with the rest of your mail.)
>> otoh, the object interface for doing complex-math in signal-domain might
>> look significantly different than the one in message-domain, or
>> image-domain, or matrix-domain. so, not all objects doing complex-maths (in
>> various domains) should go into the same category "complex-math"
> as much as possible, interfaces that are not the same about things that are,
> should be transformable by a function that takes an interfaces and turns it
> into another interface. This is so that people can guess how a class works,
> from the knowledge of how a similar class works. It can save on the amount
> of help files too. Ideally, we'd save on the number of classes, though.
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