[PD-dev] PD patches in XML

Martin Peach martinrp at vax2.concordia.ca
Tue Dec 14 17:21:43 CET 2004

Krzysztof Czaja wrote:

> hi all,
> I find it hard to give up the basic Pd principle that everything
> may be controlled with messages.  I wonder, if there is any real
 > technical reason for abandoning message-based handling of object
 > state (including visual properties, IDs, whatever)

As I understand it, the XML format is only for storing patchers in a way 
that will ensure that they can be reliably reproduced on any supported 
platform.  Nobody is talking about changing messages.


> , apart from the
 > shortcomings of the current Pd type system -- mainly, the lack of
> a string type?
> Krzysztof
> Johannes M Zmoelnig wrote:
> ...
>> i do not think that this is too complicated:
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