[PD] Local "variable" names question + messages

Ben Bogart - FMPM/F1999 bbogart at ryerson.ca
Mon Aug 19 20:17:17 CEST 2002

What would you suggest as an alternative to $1 in object boxes? $1 works 
the same as in MAX for messages, what does MAX use in object boxes? 

I'm happy about how it works now, and not really in the mood to change 
all my patches! ;)


On Mon, 19 Aug 2002, Joseph Zitt wrote:

> On Mon, 19 Aug 2002 09:43:29 -0700
> Miller Puckette <mpuckett at man104-1.ucsd.edu> wrote:
> > I think it might be unwise... The "$" meanings in objects and messages
> > are actually the same; the text is simply interpeted in different
> > contexts.
> Well, I think what we may be hitting here is the frequent gap between
> programmer and end-user perceptions. By saying that they "are actually
> the same", I suspect that you're coming from seeing that they share the
> same code (I'm not sure, not being quite able to interpret the code
> itself). However, from the viewpoint of someone using the program
> without knowledge of the innards of the source, they are quite
> different and behave quite differently. I believe I've seen this issue
> come up a few times; in such cases, I've found that changing the
> documentation tends to be less effective than enhancing the interface.
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