[PD] Redefining help behavior?
finnendahl at folkwang-hochschule.de
Sun Jan 27 21:41:35 CET 2002
sorry for my previous post. I was still thinking about help
definitions in a fashion by declaring a specific "help" method which
was triggered by a help message in an inlet. That way you would get
the pointer to the object. But I see your problem now, Larry, and
have no answer.
> If I've understood the problem well, there should be two ways of solving
> your problem:
> 1. You define different help functions for the specific needs. In the
> new() method you set a function (or in pd-ish) method pointer to
> the appropriate help function which should be called from within
> the help function you declared in the setup function. This pointer
> has to be stored in the structure of your class, like any other
> local data.
> 2. In the new() method you store the initialization argument or a flag
> indicating which type of object it is and store THAT in the class
> Then you do a switch in the general help method and code the
> different help methods within the same function.
> or am I completely missing the point?
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