[PD] Pd META: Author/Help Patch Authors

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Tue Sep 1 16:05:23 CEST 2009

On Sep 1, 2009, at 12:41 AM, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:

> --- On Tue, 9/1/09, Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at at.or.at> wrote:
>> From: Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at at.or.at>
>> Subject: Re: [PD] Pd META: Author/Help Patch Authors
>> To: "Jonathan Wilkes" <jancsika at yahoo.com>
>> Cc: pd-list at iem.at
>> Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2009, 5:00 AM
>> It is Pd, so I think we should at least make an effort to
>> make things easy to parse in Pd.  I tried your parser
>> using data that is probably closer to what we might use, and
>> it didn't work at all.   If someone can get a
>> Pd parser working that can handle the commas well, then I
>> would be OK using commas in the meta data format.
>> Here's my data:
>> tags - pure data, frequency modulation, synthesis
> Hi Hans,
>     I wouldn't expect my example to work as a general solution.  If  
> you
> want a general solution, I'd be happy to take a stab at it, but you
> haven't said what you want Pd to do with the data example you've  
> provided
> above.

Ah, sorry, I thought you'd followed the object_db.tcl plugin  
discussion and the [pd META] discussion with Frank.  Basically, the  
object_db.tcl plugin builds a multilevel menu for finding objects  
based on tags.  I'm am sure people will think of other uses for the  
tags.  Frank suggested using comma separated tags in his [pd  
REFERENCE] format, the PDDP group came to the conclusion that the meta  
data should be easily parsable by Pd, and I still think that's a good  

So the idea is to have every help patch have a [pd META] subpatch, and  
in it, have a comment with tags.



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