[PD-dev] loading abstractions into objcts...?

Olaf Matthes olaf.matthes at gmx.de
Mon Sep 23 22:03:49 CEST 2002

Hi Daniel and list,

it seems we've created very similar things... Based on Krzysztof's rabin~ code I've made an
external called 'clone' that can load several instances of an abstraction. A first
experimental prerelease can be found at http://www.akustische-kunst.org/puredata/clone/ (Win
and OS X at the moment; but should compile for Linux as well). See the attached PDF for a
short overview what it does.

Daniel Heckenberg schrieb:

> Is it possible to avoid the proxy objects in any way?

Why? - 'clone' uses proxy inlets / outlets as well and I haven't found any other way to do it.

>  - Signals.  (Should be straightforward, I think... it might even work
> already...?)

... have a look at clone (or rabin~) to see how it could be done.

>  - Can this be done as an external?

Yes and now. Your solution calls a lot of Pd's internal routines which aren't exportet. On the
other hand it's possible to use other functions to do (nearly) the same thing.

>  - Should I just programmatically create a canvas with my objects (inlets
> and outlets) in it and connect them together (avoids custom ainlet/aoutlet
> classes).

If you mean dynamic patching I guess it depends on what you want to do. If you need it to be
dynamic while your abstraction is running it's probably a good idea. In case you just want to
load a fixed abstraction it's at least easier to create just one object box instead of all the
things needed to build your abstraction dynamically...

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