[PD] Help Docs: element vs. item
IOhannes m zmoelnig
zmoelnig at iem.at
Wed Aug 12 09:36:14 CEST 2009
Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> On Aug 10, 2009, at 12:05 AM, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
>> I wouldn't quite advocate using the PdDefinitions as they are now.
> The idea of that section of the PdDefintions wiki is to collect all bits
> of text that contribute to the definition of what is a
> symbol/float/atom/etc. That's why there are many bits. If there is
> anything missing please add it.
while the PdDefinitions wiki is definitely a good start, in it's current
state it probably adds more shadow than light here (mainly because of
quotes without context)
i guess matju was referring to that.
(this doesn't mean that one shouldn't go and add/fix/improve it)
> Well, this defintion comes from the "object boxes" section, not message
> boxes or messages. There is no discussion of messages in the section
> where that is defined. But that's a minor detail.
yes, that's the problem with the missing context.
an atom is agnostic of whether it appears in a message or an object.
saying that an atom either a number or a symbol is just wrong (even if
miller himself seems to indicate this in
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