[PD] [psql] object hand-holding

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Thu Dec 13 20:50:17 CET 2007

On Mon, 10 Dec 2007, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:

> It is useful to represent the pieces in Pd space, so you can understand 
> what's going on.  That's one reason why I advocate having the core object 
> represent the connection to the database rather than a query.  Otherwise, 
> it's starts to become more like Max/MSP's mega-objects (coll, zl, etc) that 
> are really like mini-applications than programming.

I don't see your point. [zl] acts more like a namespace prefix than an 
actual class, so, it's really not much less modular than what it could be: 
most of the time it wouldn't make much of a difference to split it in 
smaller classes except splitting the help patch into tiny bits with more 
header and footer than actual content.

[coll] needs it like that because the data sits within [coll], it's not 
"functional" like [zl] is. Pd's arrays are likewise, but with less 

Neither [zl] nor [coll] seems to me like they have anything to do with 
the way to handle multiple connections. [coll] would be relevant if it 
offered a way to share the same collection across several [coll] objects.

I don't know what's a "mini-application" nor how it's supposed to always 
differ from what a class is.

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