[PD-dev] Re: is namecanvas obsolete or not?

Miller Puckette mpuckett at man104-1.ucsd.edu
Thu Dec 30 20:02:48 CET 2004

Right, I'm rofgetting, the "pd $0-x" ends up naming the canvas "pd-$0-x"
which is hard to generate as a symbol.  My problem with "namecanvas" is that
one can free or rename the patch (or just free the namecanvas object itself in
the patch) and crash Pd.  I still haven't found a clean alternative... so
for now, I'll have to keep the mis-designed "namecanvas" object around for
the forseeable future.


On Wed, Dec 29, 2004 at 10:42:05PM +0100, Tim Blechmann wrote:
> hi miller, hi devs ...
> i wrote an abstraction using message-based patching ... 
> therefor, i was sending the messages to pd-test.pd ...  
> but since it's an abstraction all other instances of test will receive
> the same message, resulting in the multiple creation of the object ...
> to solve this, i had to use namecanvas $0-test... and send the messages
> there ... (example patch is attatched)
> am i missing something obvious or is namecanvas not as obsolete as the
> helpfile says...
> cheers ... tim
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