[PD] What does number2 for?

padawan12 padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk
Wed Oct 11 15:21:43 CEST 2006

If you never ask you never learn :)
One thing that most beginners miss, and I think it should be 
written in bold red capitals somewhere, is that right clicking
on almost any object will give you a small help menu from where
you can access a manual page for that object.

I think I was lucky because this was one of the first things
I discovered, so I quickly learned a lot by just placing 
one of everything on a sheet and looking at its help.

On Wed, 11 Oct 2006 08:49:03 +0900
PSPunch <shima at pspunch.com> wrote:

> IOhannes, derek, thanks for the additional tips.
> IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
> <snip>
> > there is (almost) no significant difference in functionality between the 
> > 2 number boxes.
> <snip>
> > the existance of both objects is merely historical.
> I'm assuming I wouldn't have given this such a deep thought if
> number2 was located in an external, having to load manually by
> "-lib" or similar, just because I've looked into few but enough
> externals to know that there are many externals with overlapping 
> functions and minor differences.
> Placed in the GUI "put" pull-down, located near other basic objects,
> I had thought it was critical and unique, despite the limited notes
> on it.
> I apologize for bringing up such an elementary topic.
> I do feel though that organizing documents, at least for objects
> found in the GUI "put" pull-down menu would be a quick
> and easy way to releave head aches & fears of beginners.
> Maybe just some extra files under "doc/2.examples.controls" would help.
> I'd feel a lot more comfortable if I understood (at least) everything
> in the basic GUI kit after reading a good number of attached docs in
> order.
> Say, there was a nice description on array usages and it's difference 
> from the [table] object at a relatively early stage.
> I still have no clue on what "graph"s are for.
> Just an idea from a beginner who's tried to learn from the current
> documentations.. or did I just miss something?
> --
> David Shimamoto
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