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

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at stackingdwarves.net
Wed Jun 20 14:53:51 CEST 2012

On 06/20/2012 02:42 AM, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:
>> ________________________________ From: András Murányi
>> ...and it would be lovely to have the text appear in a tooltip when
>> mousing over the inlet/outlet in the parent patch! The drawback
>> mentioned by Phil could be pretty annoying though. Question 1.:
>> What's up with tooltips in pd right now? I couldn't find it out
>> from the list archives.
> They will display for the object text, based on the description of
> the object inside the META subpatch of its help patch. They will
> display for xlets, showing the types of messages accepted, based on
> the META subpatch of its help patch.
>> Question 2.: What if the parser would explicitly stop parsing
>> elements when it finds ";#" and would use the remaining part as a
>> comment/tooltip/whatever? Could this change break anything in real
>> life?
> [;# obscure example; but i think matju's #V is a better, more
> readable solution that could also be used for lots of other graphical
> properties, and would safely be ignored by older versions(
> [receive #] | [print]
> [receive but] | [print]

:-D took me a while to understand that one, but yeah, thanks for 
pointing out the pitfalls...

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