[PD] puredatabase

marius schebella marius.schebella at gmail.com
Thu Feb 8 16:20:21 CET 2007

two or three other arguments to keep that main base of help/object data 
outside of the pd helppatches:
when we keep all data about objects in a central database then editing 
could be done online, probably with undo function, popdown menus, free 
tagging would be easier, because you can query all existing tags.
SEARCHEABLE!!! it is so much easier to search on a page than in a patch.

Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> On Feb 6, 2007, at 8:25 PM, David Powers wrote:
>> On 2/6/07, Steffen <stffn at dibidut.dk> wrote:
>>> And a suggestion: It might be good to debate here how the database
>>> should be designed to best do it job. Fx. would it be an idea to make
>>> a set of (not necessarily disjunkt/non-intersecting) categories/
>>> labels objects/libs could fit in - like math, audio, control, graphic
>>> (inspired by http://puredata.info/dev/PdLibraries)? I mean, there
>>> must be a quite a few opinions on how the database could be organized
>>> in order to be of most use.
>> It would be nice if things could be "tagged" with keywords, rather
>> than categorized. That way, there's no need to think of every category
>> or decide on all keywords in advance, people could add keywords to
>> objects as they saw fit.
> Yeah, that's the idea.  Though there isn't really a way to do a user- 
> generated taxonomy, only a developer generated taxonomy.  Really, it 
> would be generated by who ever writes the help patches.
> .hc
>> ~David
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