[PD] Reference article for Pdpedia & Templates

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Fri Nov 9 16:51:16 CET 2007

Luke Iannini (pd) wrote:
> Hallo,
> 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?

well, here starts the great definition chaos on what is message and what 
is data.

for simplicity i guess that you have 2 choices:
- everything that goes to inlet-0 is a 'message'; in this case i would 
suggest to remove the inlet-0 section (rather than the messages section)
- everything that is not one of the predefined types "float", "symbol", 
"list" is a 'message'; in this case we would need both a messages- and 
an inlet0- 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

_very_ nice


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