[PD-dev] equivalent of Max attributes for optional keyword object args?

Christof Ressi info at christofressi.com
Fri Sep 24 18:03:54 CEST 2021

Usually, we would use flags, e.g. in your case something like "-heap 

[sigmund~] object, for example, takes a few flag arguments. You can take 
it as a reference point.


On 24.09.2021 17:33, Iain Duncan wrote:
> Hi folks, I want to add an optional argument for object creation time 
> to Scheme for Pd to allow setting the starting heap size, which can 
> dramatically lower garbage collector times. In Scheme for Max 0.3 I 
> added the @heap attr. I'm not sure what the normal way to do this kind 
> of thing is in Pd. The catch is that this arg needs to be optional 
> (beginners shouldn't have to worry about it) and needs to be set at 
> object creation time because you can't change the starting heap size 
> after creating the s7 interpreter. So I'm somewhat reluctant to just 
> add a 3rd integer arg. Suggestions welcome!
> thanks!
> iain
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