I am new to Pd and to computing in general. Clumsy-english, naive questions. I don't mean to bother, please tell. I run Pd on windows 7 and about to run it on Linux
My question is when i click a bang in Pd, what actually happens under-the-hood so to speak? Is that a script-like message that is sent from Pd to the operating system ? Does Pd talk to the hardware directly ? What language do Pd and my computer share together ? Can I build patches by typing text somewhere instead of creating objects in the GUI window ? Can i monitor the scripted version of a patch building itself as I add objects in the GUI? Is "building" the proper english word?
Also can I run a patch by typing commands rather than clicking on things ? When running my patch, can i monitor the actual messages sent by Pd to the hardware or OS, and display them in a command-like window?
Not that I dislike the GUI at all, I actually like it exactly like it is, and coding is way out of my league, it's more that I am interested in learning how all of this works and also because I would like to feature this particular visual effect in a video piece I am currently working on.
Some actual english-speaking benefactor may fairly help by telling me the words he or she would use if was to search for ressources in english on this matter ?