[PD] loadbang for externals

Miller Puckette mpuckett at man104-1.ucsd.edu
Fri Feb 22 16:49:12 CET 2002

This is intended all right, but on the other hand, perhaps it isn't the right
idea in teh first place... is it more useful to have loadbang always called?

The only example I know of is the "loadbang" object, for which it makes no
sense to have it emit a "bang" before you connect it to anything...!

Actions to be taken on object creation can be put in the "new" routine.
However, perhaps there are examples of actions that should be taken for
all new objects, but, if it's being restored from a file, should only happen
once the object is fully connected and the rest of the patch is intact.
I can't think of any examples of that offhand...


On Fri, Feb 22, 2002 at 08:45:53AM +0100, Thomas Grill wrote:
> Hi Miller,
> > I'm not sure how Max does it; in Pd you just declare a "loadbang" message
> > and it gets banged (for you to do whatever with.)
> yes, loadbang gets triggered when the object's patch is loaded, but it
> doesn't (in PD) when an object is newly created within an existing patch.
> Is this intended behavior?
> greetings,
> Thomas

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