[PD] pd and max (2)

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Fri Dec 7 17:50:36 CET 2007


João Miguel Pais wrote:
> How about a list of things that are special, and could be put into pd to  
> make it more special?

> - all objects based on "invisible cords" (sends- and receive-based  
> objects) could have a shortcut to its counterparts like in max. I  
> personally avoid these kinds of objects as much as possible, but in some  
> situations they are the only viable solution.

i though max/msp has send/receive too.

> - auto-setting size for objects? if you have a gate object with more than  
> 4 outputs (or any other object), you'll need to make some garbage text or  

hmm; apart from the fact that [gate] does not exist as an object in Pd, 
i also thought that it has only one output...

> something in order to work with it. since it is quite logical that when  
> the user needs outputs they should be acessible, an elegant solution would  
> be to assign a minimal value to the gap between outputs. if the standard  
> space of the object isn't big enough, the object will make itself bigger  
> automatically.
> Although the stretching possibility in max is quite useful as well.

afaik, max/msp has both: the object automatically resizes to a suitable 
default, but the user can then resize the object to their likings.

> is there a place in the wiki or something to put suggestions like these?

one place to put them would be the tracker at sourceforge (create a 
bug-report and tag it as "wishlist" or "feature request").

btw, i like all of your ideas



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