[PD] newbie growing pains...
badmuthahubbard at gmail.com
Sun Feb 25 11:31:36 CET 2007
On 2/25/07, carmen <_ at whats-your.name> wrote:
> On Sun Feb 25, 2007 at 01:51:33AM -0500, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> > On Feb 20, 2007, at 9:14 PM, Derek Holzer wrote:
> > > Hi Jared,
> > >
> > > for what it's worth, I've been working with PD for years and I still
> > > can't read most other people's patches ;-)
> > >
> > > Everybody has their own style, their own "handwriting", and some are
> > > more readable than others. Diving right into somebody's finished patch
> > > is pretty difficult for an experienced user, and almost impossible
> > > for a
> > > beginner, I'd say! If you were trying to learn German, would you start
> > > by reading Goethe?
> > Partially, I think this is due to lack of common practice in coding
> > style and things like that. Most languages, programming or other,
> > have a lot of standard practices when it comes to writing them done
> > in different contexts. For whatever reason, the Pd/Max world has not
> > developed many conventions, and I think that makes reading other
> > people's patches harder.
> it couldnt possibly be beacuse the whole point or essence of a patch is often sphaghetti,
> or that theres no way to zoom out to see all the subpatches and abstractions on a single
Well there are text editors...
This is an interesting idea, but even such a zooming feature couldn't
show all the sends and receives or throw/catch pairs, could it?
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