[PD-dev] tooltips idea
matju at artengine.ca
Mon Aug 17 04:46:58 CEST 2009
On Sun, 16 Aug 2009, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> 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.
so the new objection will be based on the fact that the patch added a
record to the t_class struct?... i mean, this struct doesn't make any
difference with the original objection.
> 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.
Why does this make sense? I mean, how can you actually tell that every
instance should need the same data?
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