[PD-dev] treating $1 as an argument in A_GIMME

Alexandre Torres Porres porres at gmail.com
Sat Sep 18 04:37:28 CEST 2021

Em sex., 17 de set. de 2021 às 17:18, Christof Ressi <info at christofressi.com>

> It doesn't make sense to use $1 in the context of a top-level canvas
I know, that's not the case.

> I guess you have an abstraction that should also work as a standalone
> patch.
not really.

The thing is that when you're designing the abstraction, before it exists,
when you're bringing it to life, in its creation process, you might be
working on it under the top level, and it's annoying to have the object not

> you can get the creation arguments from the canvas with [args( ->
> [pdcontrol] and pass them on to the relevant objects via messages. It's
> awkward, but there's no other way.

yes, we can do that, I know, and I see there's no other way now.

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