[PD] Redefining help behavior?

Miller Puckette mpuckett at man104-1.ucsd.edu
Sun Jan 27 17:53:20 CET 2002

This is an interesting idea... I'll stick it on my (long) dolist...  I don't
think there's any existing way you can do this in Pd.


On Sun, Jan 27, 2002 at 10:21:42AM -0500, Larry Troxler wrote:
> Hello, I'm trying to clean up my pd-scheme library a bit, and would like
> to implement the canvas help.
> The problem is, from the point of view of PD, I have a single extern
> where the first argument tells scheme which scheme extern to make. So I
> was hoping that I could get the help action to look up the help file
> according to this first argument and not just the class name.
> Looking at the sources, I am not sure how to do this, or even if this is
> designed to be possible. I am thinking that in my setup I would reset
> the help method for my class, but this won't work because my help action
> would need access to the object and not just the class.
> I guess the answer is that this goes against the design of PD, but I
> thought I'd post this in case there's some ideas or I'm overlooking
> something.
> Larry

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