[PD-dev] class_setfieldnames

Thomas Grill gr at grrrr.org
Thu Oct 6 10:31:09 CEST 2005

Hi Mathieu,
maybe i'm a bit slow today, but (probably since i don't use desire.tk) 
could you explain again in other words what that is used for?
Currently, i have no idea what "fields" are and what one can do with 

best greetings,

Am 06.10.2005 um 09:18 schrieb Mathieu Bouchard:

> hi everybody, I just added this:
>   EXTERN void class_setfieldnames(t_class *x, const char *s);
> It's intended to store the names of the fields. What counts as fields 
> and
> what doesn't is another story. Each struct inheriting from t_gobj has a
> number of things in it, but I'm especially intending this for messages 
> as
> found in *.pd files, that is, constructors of objects.
> By convention I include *every* atom in the creation message, which
> includes pretty obvious things like "#X obj". What people type in an
> objectbox starts at argument number 5. (and argument numbering starts 
> at
> 0).
> example of use:
>   class_setfieldnames(bang_class,
>     "foo bar x1 y1 class w hold break isa "
>     "snd rcv lab ldx ldy fstyle fs bcol fcol lcol");
> where the string is a space-separated list of fields, and in this case
> it's straight from running desire.tk and typing this in the tcl box:
>   global fields; list $fields(bng)
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