[PD] [pd META] metadata format WAS: pd 0.43 branch with the new GUI code

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Thu Aug 27 09:47:11 CEST 2009

Hans-Christoph Steiner hat gesagt: // Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> How about Outlet0, etc?  Its really just a unique ID, so once parsed the 
> tag could be displayed as whatever.

Actually I think, "Outlet 0" is easier to parse with Pd: [route Outlet]-[route
0 1 2 3]. Having a separator like the ":" makes reading easier. I guess, for
Pd parsing padding that with spaces would help and not hinder readability that

So outlet comments could look like: 
 Outlet 0 : left stereo signal
 Outlet 1 : right stereo signal

I will for now continue to not use a space, and when I'm done, run a regex over

> Many tag interfaces use space-separated tags, its a common idiom.  It  
> makes sense with Pd too.

I *really* want multiple-word tags. :) So a separator is needed, but one
without Pd-meaning could be used, like "-".

Anyway, many values use commas already, because they are written in natural
language which has commas so the parser should be aware of them.


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