* Dan Wilcox <danomat...@gmail.com> [2018-02-14 10:16]:
> 
> > On Feb 14, 2018, at 10:07 AM, Peter P. <peterpar...@fastmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > * Dan Wilcox <danomat...@gmail.com> [2018-02-13 18:18]:
> >> As a follow up, I've added a print confirmation so you at least know 
> >> what's going on:
> >> 
> >> saved console to: /some/file/pdwindow.txt
> >> 
> >> See 
> >> https://github.com/pure-data/pure-data/pull/282/commits/e34c833cd977651f781e61c16e0af44b28576504
> >>  
> >> <https://github.com/pure-data/pure-data/pull/282/commits/e34c833cd977651f781e61c16e0af44b28576504>
> > I see. I guess I would already wonder before I'd get that confirmation
> > printed and possibly abort saving.
> 
> Well it does set the default file name to "pdwindow.txt" but I suppose that's 
> not enough of an indication.
It is. But it is too late (principle of least astonishment)
 
> >> As you suggest, the better fix would be to dynamically change the menu 
> >> item listing but that requires an additional translation and extra code. 
> >> If the main issue for you was "What was I saving?/Why did I save the 
> >> console?", maybe this small confirmation print will suffice for now?
> > Dynamically changing sounds complicated. What about a second "Save Pd
> > window as..." entry below the "Save as..." entry, where the latter one
> > would always save the patch?
> 
> But which patch? If you have 10 canvas windows open and select the Pd window 
> and do "Save as..." how does Pd know which one should be saved by default? 
> All of them? I'd find that *more* confusing. As it is now, the behavior makes 
> a little more sense in that you're asking the Pd window to save it's contents 
> as, you get a log text file. If you ask a canvas window to save it's contents 
> as, you get a pd patch.
Oh I got you wrong there, please excuse. If the Pd window is always just
saving its content then its File menu entry could just be a stativ "Save
Pd console as ...", no? Because it would never be saving a patch anyway,
if I am not mistaken. Then I'd know in advance what it saves.

Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, it is much appreciated!
P

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