[PD-dev] tooltips idea

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Mon Aug 17 04:58:12 CEST 2009

On Aug 16, 2009, at 10:46 PM, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:

> 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.

Do you have a record of the original objection?  I am just operating  
on memory.


>> I guess the advantage of putting it into t_class is that there  
>> would only be one copy of it.
> Indeed.
>> 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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