[PD] segmented patchcords (was Re: PD & MAX)
IOhannes m zmoelnig
zmoelnig at iem.at
Wed Dec 5 11:17:44 CET 2007
> Personally I find that use of segmented patch coords can *increase*
> readability in patches that are well laid out. I have a much easier
> time following segmented patch coords that are laid out with care than
> a similarly grouped /laid out patch sans segmentation.
while i don't know the real intention behind segmented patch chords, but
i have a strong feeling that they are supposed to increase readability.
however, in practice i find that generally they reduce readability.
this is most likely a problem with the users and not with the feature
> Of course segmentation can be confusing, where many patch coords
> originating from multiple locations and GOING to multiple locations
> may be overlayed on the same row/column pixel (so it looks as one
> patch coord), and this is definitely makes reading a complex patch
i guess about 95% of patches with segmented patch-chords that i have
seen do it like this.
this is why i don't want to encourage users to use it.
however, as said before, if there was a flag where i could turn off all
the carefully laid-out segmentation (per patch, per pd-instance,...), i
could be happy still :-)
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