[PD] Reference article for Pdpedia & Templates

Luke Iannini (pd) lukexipd at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 14:13:10 CET 2007

I spent some time working on the Pdpedia.

I chose switch~ for the start of a reference article since it's very
simple; I think if we can get it looking nice it will be a good step
towards describing more complex objects, like the IEMGUIs or [pool].

So, most of my work should be pretty self-explanatory.  One question:
what is the intent of the "Messages" section?  Is this "messages
understood by the first inlet"?  If so, I guess I should move the
"Inlet 0" explanations there and put something like "Inlet 0: 1/0 for
DSP On/Off + <Messages>" with a link to that section?

I also made some templates called {{msg}} and {{obj}}.  You can see
them in action at http://wiki.puredata.info/en/switch%7E.  The obj
template automatically tries to link the object name, so I suggest (if
people like them) that that is the preferred "object linking method".
The regular [[link]] can be saved for linking to articles not directly
about an object.  Blurbs on their usage are at

When I'm feeling saucy I'll see about doing a version for ascii-art patches.

So, it would be nice if everyone could check out and groom the switch~
article so it can be henceforth used as a starting point for cleaning
up the rest of the 'pedia.  I didn't try using tables yet; maybe
they'd be handy for enumerating inlets/outlets etc.


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