[PD] help files

Frank Barknecht barknech at ph-cip.uni-koeln.de
Tue Jul 23 11:35:05 CEST 2002

Daniel Heckenberg hat gesagt: // Daniel Heckenberg wrote:

> Many pd doco (help files) present little sections of useful
> connections to illustrate the working of the relevant object.  But
> why not have the object with all (or almost all) of its useful
> inputs connected to relevant controls in the help file, along with
> inlets and outlets to the help patch?  Then instead of plonking a
> new object into your patch, you can insert the help file abstraction
> into your graph and then open it to manipulate the controls?
> Someone did some help files for nato which work this way.  Very
> handy.

The recently introduced graph on parent feature provides an IMO very
nice solution to this. With GOP, you can build higher level objects
that come with their GUI included. Three examples of this are included
im my "angriff" drum patch at footils.org, the most simple one therein
is [easydac~] which is a stereo dac~ object having a volume control
slider (0-1) and a dsp-on/off switch.

Maybe we could start collecting such abstractions somewhere, but I
don't think the helpfiles are the right place, they should focus on
explaining the objects.

 Frank Barknecht                               _ ______footils.org__

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