[PD] creation parameters to inlets/outlets for documentation?

Phil Stone pkstone at ucdavis.edu
Tue Jun 19 22:22:10 CEST 2012

One potentially nasty drawback to this practice (I found) was that if 
you change the pseudo-argument in any way, you lose whatever connections 
were made to that inlet or outlet in the outer patch. I agree with you 
that comments are a pain in the neck, but at least they don't exhibit 
this often hard-to-find side effect.


On 6/19/12 12:41 PM, Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:
> quick question: is it legal to (ab)use creation parameters to inlets 
> and outlets for documentation, or does that lead to unwanted side 
> effects?
> i'd like to do something like this:
> [inlet Set level in dB]
> [inlet Set Fader position in mm]
> [outlet Current level in dB]
> [outlet Current Fader position in mm]
> [outlet~ Gain coefficient]
> of course i could use comments, but i don't like the way they don't 
> line-wrap in a controlled way, plus their association to what they are 
> annotating is a bit weak for my taste...
> best,
> jörn

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