[PD] get path of parent patch

David NG McCallum d at mentalfloss.ca
Fri Mar 26 09:42:40 CET 2004


I had the same issue when it came to saving abstraction's gui settings 
in the path of the parent patch. My solution was to have a sort of 
Mother sub-patch that I copied into all of my patches. My abstractions 
then communicate with the mother patch, and it knows what path the 
parent's in because it's a sub-patch, not an abstraction.

So I guess no, there is no way. I asked this... many months ago and got 
the same response.

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Ben Saylor wrote:
> Is it possible for an abstraction to get the path of the parent patch?  
> I have an abstraction called sample.pd that takes the name of a 
> soundfile to load as an argument, and I would like it to look for the 
> soundfile in the parent patch's directory, rather than my abstractions 
> directory.
> Thanks,
> Ben

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