[PD] keyword/regexp search of documentation in a plugin

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 13 03:13:59 CET 2011

1 the results aren't clickable
2 you can't enter multiple non-contiguous terms
3 no control over AND vs. OR (or is there?)
4 doesn't differentiate between tutorial/example patches and object-help 
patches (what if I just want to find the object named 'gate'?)
5 most of the results don't fit into the window size
6 full text search makes it impossible to get useful results for 'float', 
array', 'list', etc.
7 can't search by inlet, object function, author, etc. (PDDP META tags)
8 non-friendly user interface
9 it doesn't seem to be searching the manual

I've already got a pd patch that is well on its way to curing 1-8 (posted 
screenshots awhile back), but it requires toxy, which seems to have been 
removed from pd-ext, and there is currently no (non-buggy) tk 'entry' 
object in existence.


--- On Wed, 1/12/11, Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at at.or.at> wrote:

> From: Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at at.or.at>
> Subject: [PD] keyword/regexp search of documentation in a plugin
> To: "pd-list" <PD-list at iem.at>
> Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 7:10 AM
> Hey all,
> At the strong urging of Sofy Yuditskaya, I finally wrote up
> a quick
> interface for searching the Pd docs using a keyword or a
> regexp.  Its in
> the form of an 0.43 plugin, so you can just drop it into
> your
> user-folder and you should get a "Search" item on the Help
> menu.
> Test it out and let me know how it works for you.
> .hc
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