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Re: [Sc-devel] what needs to be done before 3.2?

On 20 Dec 2007, at 22:23, Dan Stowell wrote:

Nick has already started indicating the rates in his new helpfiles -
see BeatTrack or KeyTrack or MFCC for example. Not sure if he's using
the same scheme as you're intending.

I like the look of that personally.

Personally I'm dubious. I find those little rate keywords baffling,
even as an experienced user, and I'd much prefer the rates to be
expressed in a way that a beginner could understand, because otherwise
they become intimidating jargon that makes helpfiles less friendly.

Well, that's sort of what I meant about it being patchy. I think it will only work as a convention if it's universally applied, like the undocumented mul and add args.

I can't think of a systematic yet understandable way to do this, so
I'm left with the fallback of explaining it in plain english (e.g.
"must be audio-rate" or "may be scalar or control-rate"). This might
be a minority opinion though.

Yeah if not universal I think plain English is better. That's basically the way it is now I suppose.