[PD] Idiomatic Pd

Luke Iannini lukexipd at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 06:48:58 CEST 2008

On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 7:49 PM, Chris McCormick <chris at mccormick.cx> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 06:34:05PM -0700, Luke Iannini wrote:
>> * Sends and Receives are written in camelCase, with "R" appended to
>> complementary receives (e.g. in GUIs, $0mySlider for the send and
>> $0mySliderR for the receive)
> Will this even work? I think sends and receives have to be named the
> same to work.
Yo, sorry, just poor wording on my part.  Usually when I make a GUI
object, I give it $0mySlider as its sending target and $0mySliderR as
its receiving target so I can choose to either route things through
the slider (so it picks up the change to the parameter) or not, or, so
I can send "set", "color" etc. messages to the slider without it going
to the slider's destination.

I know at least Hard-off does the same in his DIY2 library (which is
fantastic, by the way).

>> * When prepending $0 to a symbol, only add a "-" to separate it from
>> another number, like [r $0-1stSend].  Otherwise the symbol should
>> immediately follow, like [r $0mySend].
> I like using a forward slash ("/") since this is forwards compatable
> with the day when OSC externals make it into Vanilla Pd. ;)
Aok by me.

Thanks all for your input so far.  I'll make the wiki tonight.
Regarding Hans' suggestion that people make their own style guides,
that's certainly encouraged but I also don't mind if you are lazy and
reply to the thread with input, I'll scrape it all together anyway.


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