[PD] A dollarsign problem, please help!

Joe Newlin jtnewlin at gmail.com
Wed Jan 7 23:26:47 CET 2009

I think the problem there is that you have $0 in the message object. You
can't use $0 in messages. You need to replace $0 in the message with $1 (or
$2, depending on where in the message the variable is), put a [f $0]
upstream of the message ( to "capture" the actual number given to the
particular instance of $0) and then use [trigger] and [pack]. For example:

[trigger s b]
|              |
|              [f $0]
|              |
[pack s f  ]
[read -resize $1 $2-a $2-b (

Hope this makes sense.


On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 1:52 PM, David Schaffer <schafferdavid at hotmail.com>wrote:

>  Hi there,
>     I'm having troubles using the $0- thing in a abstraction containing two
> tabread4~ objects that have to keep their identity when several instances of
> the abstraction are oppened (I mean, not clash identities with the other
> tabread4~ objects in the other abstractions in a patch).
>     Here is the part of the patch that causes problems:
> [image: Dolarsign problem...]
> I get a error message saying: "error: 0-a: no such table", although I' ve
> created them. When I use the "find last error" function, it points to the
> soundfiler object.
> Does anyone have a clue to what's going on in this patch?
> Thank you!
> David S
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