[PD] Easy way to reload new versions of abstractions in a patch?

Miller Puckette mpuckett at man104-1.ucsd.edu
Fri Jan 11 02:40:44 CET 2002

It's on my dolist to fix abstractions to auto-reload when any edited copy is
saved to a file.  I tried this a few months ago and hit a snag, and put it
off.  I agree it's a big annoyance...


On Thu, Jan 10, 2002 at 08:22:42PM -0500, Larry Troxler wrote:
> Hi again, and again, sorry for being lazy in my research, but I find
> that very, very, frequently, I have a patch loaded and am fixing bugs
> (or enhancing or tweaking) an abstraction that the patch uses. The only
> way I know of to test the changes in the abstraction, is to close the
> main patch and reload it. Is there an easier way? Could there perhaps be
> a "reload" menu item made that does this in one step?
> I find it hard to beleive that this isn't a common problem - I mean,
> refining and tweaking abstractions for me is a very frequent activity,
> and unless these abstractions can be loaded on there own, there has to
> be a main patch that drives them. This is especially true if the
> abstraction has multiple instances - for example, if it implements a
> single voice in a polyphonic instrument. So I suspect that unless I'm
> missing something, everyone else must also be doing the
> "close"-"file/open" thing on the main patch every time they make a
> change.
> Larry

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