[PD] Data structures and click event

Miller Puckette msp at ucsd.edu
Sat Mar 8 00:55:09 CET 2014

I'll have to have a look and see what the ideas are... I don't
know anything yet.  Anyhow I think there are a couple of things
that are higher priority:  getting editing to be more user-friendly,
and getting the IEM GUIs to behave better.  And I'm afraid I can
only write code at a fraction of the speed others can - so PD
vanilla will always seem years behind everything else.


On Sat, Mar 08, 2014 at 12:45:33AM +0100, João Pais wrote:
> >On 03/05/2014 05:24 AM, Pierre Massat wrote:
> >>Dear list,
> >>
> >>First of all i'd like to say that i'm very impressed by the
> >>potential of data structures in Pd. I've always kind of ignored
> >>this feature and it's a >>pity because it's really worth diving
> >>into it.That being said I think that help and example patches
> >>are far from sufficient for beginners, and if it wasn't for
> >>Chris McCormick's s->>abstractions I would have been able to
> >>really figure out how to use them (stuff like how to make an
> >>entire polygon draggable, how to use >>GOP with proper scaling,
> >>etc.).
> >
> >It's not just the documentation, it's the interface.  Having to
> >walk linked-lists of graphically unlinked objects is bad.  Having
> >to use boilerplate to find the >head of a glist just to create a
> >scalar is bad.
> >
> > I think Pd-l2ork is getting close to a release with my new data
> >structure stuff in it.  It's a first step at addressing some of
> >these issues.
> and any prospects of that stuff making it into vanilla or pd-ext,
> for the non-unix users out there?

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