[PD] Why I don't like the new automagic

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Wed Jan 28 10:04:02 CET 2009

Hans-Christoph Steiner hat gesagt: // Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:

> I think there is a ton of potential to the ideas in desiredata and  
> things like the new editing tricks in pd-vanilla 0.42.  But they also  
> have the large potential to cause harm to peoples' workflow.  I hope  
> that this experience doesn't scare people off from experimenting with  
> ideas for improving the editing environment.

I agree a lot here. I think, the automagic in 0.42 is the first time,
that something like that reached a wider audience. Desire Data was more
something cool to look at, but I doubt that many people managed to
actually install and use it a lot. Of course I wrote my comments not to
get rid of the feature altogether, but to help improving it and pointing
out some problems, that only came to my mind after acutally using it.
And it's great that you, Chun and the others are working on that part. 


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