[PD-dev] tooltips idea

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Mon Aug 17 01:56:27 CEST 2009


So there has been a revived discussion of adding "tooltip" support to  
inlets/outlets, based on Günter's old patch.  I think we should open  
up the discussion again to see if we can come up with a solution that  
Miller would accept.  I believe his original objection was based on  
the fact that the patch added a record to the t_class struct.

So I was thinking that instead of storing the tooltip data in t_class,  
it could be stored using a custom struct like t_inletdescription that  
was then added to object's class.  Another possibility would be to add  
it to the t_text/t_object struct which every object has.

I guess the advantage of putting it into t_class is that there would  
only be one copy of it.  That makes sense since every instance should  
need the same data.  Having it elsewhere would mean multiple copies of  
the same data, AFAICT.



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