[PD] how to tidy up patches ? (?????? ????????)

Phil Stone pkstone at ucdavis.edu
Thu Jan 12 03:22:09 CET 2012

On 1/11/12 6:12 PM, Alexandre Torres Porres wrote:
> > is there any option in PD to make complex patches look less messy ?
> not really. What you have to do is be able to design the patches with 
> method, and think about it.
> I personally don't see this as a restrain, or something serious we 
> should worry about in doing it. I can easily get lost when MAX's 
> chords are not just a straight line explicitly telling you where it's 
> coming from and going to. And hiding chords or patch bits can be a lot 
> like throwing the mess under the carpet.
> A code in order to be really clean and tidy needs to be well 
> organized, rewritten, and just clear.
> So, all you got is subpatches and send objects. Just do hundreds of 
> subpatches, it can be really good for making you have to think about 
> designing an organized patch, it may be better than being allowed to, 
> lets say, "cheat" and pretend is not messy.
> but that's me...
> cheers
> alex

No, it's me, too, and many other PD-coders, I'm sure. Excellent advice, 

Phil Stone
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