[PD] help files

Ben Bogart - FMPM/F1999 bbogart at acs.ryerson.ca
Tue Jul 23 15:14:57 CEST 2002

How about Daniels "example" abstraction just dropped inside the help 
patch? would not take any space or make things more confusing, but you 
can still copy and paste it into another patch) This is along the lines 
of the "more information" subpatch idea someone already mentioned. 


On Tue, 23 Jul 2002, Frank Barknecht wrote:

> Hi,
> 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.
> ciao,
> -- 
>  Frank Barknecht                               _ ______footils.org__

B. Bogart

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