[PD] pdmtl abstractions questions and comments

Thomas O Fredericks tof at danslchamp.org
Wed Jul 4 21:25:23 CEST 2007

To better understand the concept behind the pdmtl abstractions, please
read the following: http://wiki.dataflow.ws/PdMtlAbstractions/Features

Also, the fact that the pdmtl abstractions uses a one depth folder
category system seems to bother and confuse some, more than if the
abstractions simply used a prefix .

Since the pdmtl abstractions are aimed for newbies and pro's alike, I
am thinking that maybe I should change the categorizing system in the
following manner (I kind of like how the abstractions look all sorted
and neat in my file browser, but I never anticipated this could be a
conceptual problem for some):

* separate the category name from the rest of the abstraction name with a "_"

while keeping the following rules:
* keep a limited number of categories (lets say not more than 30)
* also separate the rest of the words of an abstraction name with a "_"

I could adapt the pdmtl browsers so they still look like the newbie
friendly max/msp object box.

What do you think (this question is aimed at the pd list, the pdmtl
list and the pdmtl abstractions list)?

On 7/4/07, Jamie Bullock <jamie at postlude.co.uk> wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-07-03 at 13:00 -0400, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
> > On Mon, 2 Jul 2007, Thomas O Fredericks wrote:
> >
> > > Yes, everything does have to be in a category. This constraint makes
> > > for an environment that is especially useful for newbies and resolves
> > > a lot of conflicts.
> >
> > verb/is article/this noun/sentence adjective/easier prep/to verb/read ?
> >
> Yes, but how do you resolve:
> verb/colour
> noun/colour
> adjective/colour
> or...
> video/colour
> audio/colour
> As humans we differentiate between these by their context, but PD is not
> that clever...
> Jamie

thomas ouellet fredericks, tof at danslchamp.org, montreal, canada

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