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

Iain Duncan iainduncanlists at gmail.com
Fri Sep 24 19:49:11 CEST 2021

Thanks Christof. I will take a look at signumd!

On Fri, Sep 24, 2021 at 9:04 AM Christof Ressi <info at christofressi.com>

> Usually, we would use flags, e.g. in your case something like "-heap
> <float>".
> [sigmund~] object, for example, takes a few flag arguments. You can take
> it as a reference point.
> Christof
> 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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