[PD] segmented patchcords (was Re: PD & MAX)

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Thu Dec 6 16:29:50 CET 2007

On Dec 6, 2007, at 2:21 AM, Frank Barknecht wrote:

> Hallo,
> Mathieu Bouchard hat gesagt: // Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
>> On Tue, 4 Dec 2007, Chris McCormick wrote:
>>> I think the key point to take from the whole discussion is that  
>>> Max/MSP
>>> users have a choice, whilst under Pd we have no choice. It's all  
>>> very
>>> well justifying how great it is to not have patch chords, but the  
>>> lack
>>> of that feature/bug definately annoys some [potential] users and  
>>> puts
>>> them off Pd. If the people want it, why not give it to them?
>> Because it's easier to write a condescending justification for the  
>> lack of
>> segmented patchcords than to write the code for segmented patchcords.
> That's exactly the point: From this thread it seems that many of those
> people who would be able to implement segmented patchcords aren't
> interested in that feature. (You'd be one of the exceptions.) So until
> someone comes along who wants seg-cords in Pd and at the same time
> could write the code, the feature stays missing. That's not unusual
> wiht open source software: features, the developers need, get
> implemented faster, others maybe never.

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