[PD] Cyclone suite initiative

Fred Jan Kraan fjkraan at xs4all.nl
Sun Dec 7 17:43:31 CET 2014

Hi Jonathan,

> It's instructive to have some history on this...

I prefer to focus on what is possible, and the cyclone patches are for
pd-extended/pd-l2ork anyhow. Hyperlinks are cool, but there can be a
downside; maybe someone creates a pd-based exploit ;-).

> That would only work if all [pddp/pddplink] objects come last in the pd
> file.  Otherwise you'll throw off the connection indices.  (Maybe you
> didn't notice the effect because so many of the objects are comments,
> which don't have wires.)

Maybe some smart scripting could do this properly. Added it to the todo
list. This would mean we can build rich help-patches for
pd-extended/pd-l2ork and automatically strip them down to be
Is there a description of the file format somewhere?
> Why aren't there hyperlinks in Pd Vanilla?  We shouldn't be working
> around this in the 21st century.

We have them in other forks like pd-extended and pd-l2ork. Lets
concentrate on making those better and more accessible. A lot of good pd
forks have died because of the focus on getting their features in

But enough of this. For now, I'll prefer to spend my sparse free time on
learning pd and improve help-patches. It is more constructive and more fun.
> -Jonathan


Fred Jan

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