[PD] some naming conventions

marius schebella marius.schebella at gmail.com
Sun Sep 14 20:35:45 CEST 2008

IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
> Derek Holzer wrote:
>> In the Pure Data FLOSS Manual, there are a naming couple conventions 
>> that I'm still uncertain about using there:
>> 1) audio object vs [dataflow/message/non-audio/data/numeric] object
> i would go for "message" object.
> "numeric" is wrong most of the time, "non-audio" seems clumsy, "data" is 
> equally true for audio-objects as is "dataflow".

I often refer to tilde objects as 'signal' objects rather than audio 
objects. for the other type I agree with IOhannes on message objects.

>> 2) edit mode vs [play/perform/performance/non-edit] mode

> personally is us "run" mode mostly.
> "play" is a bit non-interactive; non-edit is so negative; perform(ance) 
> implies a performance boost rather than a different type of interaction.

same here. run mode.


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