IOhannes m zmoelnig
zmoelnig at iem.at
Thu Apr 1 19:31:51 CEST 2010
On 2010-04-01 18:11, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:
> That's currently the problem with your help patch. The behavior of the
> object is clear from the usage description, but then you decide to put
> "per abstraction" in all caps, which made me wonder whether you mean
> "per abstraction instance"-- the desired behavior-- or "per abstraction class"-- in which case I would take it to mean right-clicking one instance
> sends a bang to _all_ instances. Then you said at the bottom that "you
it does the "desired" behaviour.
> cannot have [propertybang]s per subpatch," which confirms the latter (see
> "2.7. subpatches"),
"subpatch" in the help patch means what is commonly called "subpatch"
(aka [pd]) which is a "one-off subpatch" in the docs.
> which would render the object useless and make me
> think it's just not finished yet. So I have to build my own abstraction
> and test the object to see whether the it does something useful, which
> defeats the whole purpose of having the help patch in the first place.
i cannot follow.
i don't like help-patches that are not self-contained (at least for what
they are trying to document); in older versions [propertybang] obviously
did not work for "one-off subpatches" (hence the documentation about
this), which made it a bit hard to show without abstractions.
otoh, creating an abstraction yourself and test whether the object
indeed does what _you_ want it do, is not so complicated.
anyhow, thanks for the feedback.
PS: and yes, iemguts is basically undocumented.
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