Hi C74 - hope all is well. This is just an idea I had about the [function] object.
Perhaps you could add a "grid" attribute to function, where lines could be drawn in on the graph in x and/or y planes. These grids could be colored every X amount of spaces, the same way you can vary the color of a multislider. This would make automation of longer phrases more accurate metrically rather than just drawing things in as a kind of guessing game.
I don't think it would be very complex to implement, and if I knew a bit more about C and GUIs, I'd try to code it myself. Anyways, hope you look into this. I think it would be a much appreciated addition to the object.