overide assistance


    Jan 23 2007 | 5:50 am
    I'm looking for a method to replace assistance info with the output of said
    outlet.
    example:
    when over an outlet i press the ctrl and instead of showing me assitance
    info i get that outlets (active state, type and one line post)
    i think it'll be helpful in debugging. any idea how that could be
    implemented without a feature request?

    • Jan 23 2007 | 12:44 pm
      A number of objects provide other approaches to debugging aids. Some
      people implement a special debug message ('dump', 'printall',
      'tellmeeverything', and my favorite: 'tattle'). Litter Power objects
      respond to double-click and by posting all internal state information
      to the Max window. Providing state information in response to Get
      Info... is another option.
      All of the above are pretty easy for any external to do with the
      current API. Your idea would require a modification to the Max API,
      because Assistance is controlled by the Max engine. On second
      thought, it could be done with the current API, but it's a bit of a
      hack.
      Also, including some of the information you ask for could be done
      with standard Assistance, if external authors feel so inclined.
      The upshot is that most of this sort of thing is the responsibility
      of externals authors.
      On 23-Jan-2007, at 6:50, yair reshef wrote:
      > I'm looking for a method to replace assistance info with the output
      > of said outlet.
      > example:
      > when over an outlet i press the ctrl and instead of showing me
      > assitance info i get that outlets (active state, type and one line
      > post)
      > i think it'll be helpful in debugging. any idea how that could be
      > implemented without a feature request?
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    • Jan 24 2007 | 8:25 pm
      yair reshef wrote:
      > when over an outlet i press the ctrl and instead of showing me assitance
      > info i get that outlets (active state, type and one line post)
      > i think it'll be helpful in debugging. any idea how that could be
      > implemented without a feature request?
      Nice idea, but only possible with a feature request. It needs to store
      somehow that data which requires extra memory/overhead. I'd only like it
      as a sort of "debugmode" of Max, but hey it would be convenient for
      quick checks....
      Stefan
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