[PD] towards better diff [was: Portuguese translation of the PD manual]
pedro.lopes at ist.utl.pt
Sat Aug 14 01:17:35 CEST 2010
humm... isn't that the major issue concerning a graphical language like pd?
We can try to diff both visual and text elements, but I think what has the
most semantical meaning diff-wise should be the text file content. I am
trying to think about small example first so I can see the extent of the
Seems like an interesting project.
On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 12:06 AM, Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at at.or.at>wrote:
> This would be an awesome project for someone to take on. From my point
> of view, I think the most fruitful place to start is not the .pd text
> file format, but the visual rendering of that text file. It is how the
> Pd patch looks that is meaningful, so I think that rendering an image of
> each patch/subpatch then using some kind of visual diff would be a good
> place to start.
> On Sat, 2010-08-14 at 00:00 +0100, Pedro Lopes wrote:
> > >The day we have meaningful diffs, we can systematise the >evolution
> > of pd help file translations, as mistakes are >corrected, as details
> > are explained, and as new features are >added.
> > Nicely pointed Mathieu, I agreed. Although it is not trivial,
> > its definitely a matter that should be addressed to allow a "better"
> > evolution of pd as a community/open driven language.
> > How could pd's file structure could be easily changed to being more
> > "diffable"? Have you organized any thoughts on that? (a quick
> > self-mental exercise shows me that it would require major changes, or
> > can we see conversely on a different "diff" process?)
> > best regards,
> > Pedro
> > On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 11:39 PM, Mathieu Bouchard
> > <matju at artengine.ca> wrote:
> > The day we have meaningful diffs, we can systematise the
> > evolution of pd help file translations, as mistakes are
> > corrected, as details are explained, and as new features are
> > added.
> > --
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