self-modifying abstractions

Krzysztof Czaja czaja at
Tue Sep 25 13:42:32 CEST 2001

pix wrote:

but then, do you really need to wrap those sub-abstractions?

I mean, instead of using [selfmodif blah] and [selfmodif ding]
(where selfmodif.pd wrapper contains a [$1] object) maybe it would
be easier to use just [blah] and [ding] in the main window?

Btw. putting [$1] object in a window is possible, and it will be
saved as "#X obj <x> <y> \$1" -- no need to hack the .pd file.


> another self reply... 
> [...] i realised that by
> manually editing the name of an object in the .pd file to be (for example)
> "\$1", then you can change the name of that object using a parameter to
> the abstraction (as long as it has the same configuration of in's and
> out's). with some craftily designed sub-abstractions you can use this to
> reconfigure the abstraction at creation time.

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