[PD] pdmtl abstractions questions and comments
megalegoland at yahoo.fr
Fri Jul 6 01:27:26 CEST 2007
Alexandre Quessy a écrit :
> Now, we'll change a few more things, and make it (finally) part of
> pd-extended. Don't hesitate to suggest a better suffix than "_" for
> the abstractions that provide a Graph-on-parent GUI, as we would like
> to change for a better one, if one exists. (maybe "$". "|", or "+",
> such as in "rgb$" or "rgb+" ?) Also, feel free to suggest some of your
> abstractions to be part of this.
Two suggestions, using a familiar prefix might help for finding the good
kind of abs, so 'x' might be a good prefix for graphical related
patches, but the 'interface' is not involved by the 'x' prefix so 'gui'
could simply give informations about interfacing, and using something
like myabs-gui like it is done for help files, and would ease even more
the finding of the abs function through the name, and, this naming would
also help I believe, for having a 'gui function' with right click magiks
on a patch, almost like it is done with help files (the difference is
that this right click option would have to appear with clicking inside
the patch), maybe it won't be usefull, may be it would...In fact it
seems obvious to me that if some patch require an interface for being
controlled, the minimum would be about providing the interface with it.
Although it seem also obvious that one gui could control different kinds
of dsp abstractions, so having a different gui for each dsp abs would
not be the best choice, and make the task of interfacing (for both
developper and user) not necessarily more complicated, but tiresome.
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