[PD] multi-language help patches

Dan Wilcox danomatika at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 22:33:59 CET 2016

I think what implying is that maybe Pd *doesn’t* need to handle it. Simply, Pd could open a local webpage, similar to how the Processing “Find in reference” context menu option works when highlighting a function in the editor.

Not to say you/we can’t work out a file format/system to handle alot of this, but I’m thinking that html reference already works well for many other contexts an doesn’t require building new formats/systems to solve alot of the same problems.

Dan Wilcox
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> On Feb 26, 2016, at 2:08 PM, Jonathan Wilkes <jancsika at yahoo.com> wrote:
> html could be leveraged, but I'm really looking for a spec for how Pd 
> handles it.  Is it a GUI widget?  An abstraction?  A canvas method?  A new 
> "#" directive?
> Do the translations get saved along with the help patch, or are they stored in 
> a directory and fetched when needed?  Etc.
> -Jonathan
> On Friday, February 26, 2016 1:02 PM, Dan Wilcox <danomatika at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'll implement any *clear* spec for multi-language help patches someone comes up 
>> with with the following constraints:
>> 1. it separates design from content.
>> 2. in only requires documentation writers to care about content.
>> 3. it does not pigeonhole help patches into having a single, ugly design
>> 4. documentation writers will be guaranteed that whatever they write, it won't 
>> overlap patch content.
>> 5. it is maintainable and scalable
> Sounds like .html.
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