[PD] Pd Manual

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Tue Aug 11 19:24:11 CEST 2009

On Tue, 11 Aug 2009, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:

> Yeah, good point.  The "connection order" statement should really be a 
> footnote.  [trigger] should really be introduced before talking about 
> the connection order.

I don't believe that any of those things should be introduced before or 
after the other, nor that any of those things deserves to be but a 
footnote in the other's text, or anything else like that.

There is a reason for the existence of [trigger], and it's not "for 
triggering things" in any traditional meaning of the word in a way that is 
contrastive with what any object not named [trigger] does... the meaning 
of the word "triggering" in a pd context is conditioned by the existence 
of the class-name [trigger] and not the other way around.

[trigger] has been created especially for ordering things in a way that a 
fanout can't, that is, visually, explicitly, and unambiguously; thus 
[trigger] and the very need for ordering go hand in hand.

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