[PD] Local "variable" names question + messages

Joseph Zitt jzitt at josephzitt.com
Mon Aug 19 09:48:29 CEST 2002

On Mon, 19 Aug 2002 09:00:22 +0200
Frank Barknecht <barknech at ph-cip.uni-koeln.de> wrote:

> $dollars in messages and $dollars in objects inside of an abstraction
> (pattern.pd) are two different things. $1,$2,$3.. in a message always
> get the values of incoming messages. 

This is a long-term question but... seeing that this has tripped up
several of us, would it make sense to come up with a different
notation for one or the other? Could it be done in a way that wouldn't
break legacy scripts?

I suppose only Miller can decide this, but it might be worth 

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