[PD] Local "variable" names question + messages
mpuckett at man104-1.ucsd.edu
Mon Aug 19 18:43:29 CEST 2002
I think it might be unwise... The "$" meanings in objects and messages are
actually the same; the text is simply interpeted in different contexts.
I explain this sketchily in the "14.dollarsigns.pd" tutorial in
2.control.examples -- but perhaps should belabor it some more...
On Mon, Aug 19, 2002 at 12:48:29AM -0700, Joseph Zitt wrote:
> 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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