[PD] Reference article for Pdpedia & Templates

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Fri Nov 9 18:54:05 CET 2007

Very nice work, and thanks for taking the initiative to do this.  A  
couple of comments (and since it's a wiki, I made some changes to the  
page, we can always revert if people don't like them:)

- I made a the boxes a bit bigger and lightened the grey border to  
try to enhance readability.  Hopefully y'all like it.

- which reminds me, another thing to tackle is fixing the Infobox  
template to hide fields that aren't filled in.  The wikipedia Infobox  
templates do that.

- I am not sure about where examples should go.  It seems to me that  
the inlets section should just be a reference section, then there  
should be a separate section with examples.

- instead of ASCII patches, I think we should include screenshots. I  
guess ASCII patches are quicker, and are better than nothing.

- the "Notes" section is a bit vague.  if it is important  
information, it should be included in the description.  I was  
thinking that we could have more specific sections for adding info,  
like "Bugs", "Tips & Tricks", etc.


On Nov 9, 2007, at 8:13 AM, 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?
> 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
> http://wiki.puredata.info/en/Help:Contents.
> 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.
> Cheers
> Luke
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