bad help file for [output~] in extra / new abstraction suggestion
I see in pd-l2ork / purr data 3 [output~] objects; two are the same and come from vanilla: one in "3.audio examples" and another in "4.data structures". These both have no help file, but there is the A05.output.subpatch.pd file in 3.audio examples. This should probably just stay as it is...
Then in the "extra" folder there's another version from pd extended. This object is the one that gets called if you type its name in an object box! The help file for this one - found on the same extra folder - is really poor and is the same help file you find in extended. But then, we find another and better help file for in "5.reference" - this help file is nice!!!
But there is an inconsistency here with help files, because you still have the other one (which is bad), and this other one is the help file that opens when you right click and ask for help. Also, if you are on the nice help file and click on help for the object, the poor and bad help file comes up...
So, I suggest getting rid of the bad help file and replace it with the good one, which seems to be sitting somewhere else and not getting called upon.
Another suggestion would be to include a new output~ abstraction I worked on and that I'm using for cyclone. It offers more features than the existing [output~] found in purr data's extra.
I hated one thing the most in the [output~] abstraction and had to change it: it uses the terrible log scale from the slider, if you use it in a performance you'll notice how the sound will appear strongly at the first value: Bad! I got rid of that and put it with a quartic scaling by default, but also allowing dB scale (as in the output~ abstraction from vanilla).
find it attached, cheers