[PD] setable values

Miller Puckette mpuckett at man104-1.ucsd.edu
Fri Jul 23 19:45:55 CEST 2004

Agreed - it's always going to be hard to maintain patches that rely on
versions of objects that differ from the built-in ones!  However, for
people who just _have_ to do it, it seems appropriate to provide a way.


On Fri, Jul 23, 2004 at 09:27:35AM -0700, Josh Steiner wrote:
> Miller Puckette wrote:
> >Hi all
> >
> >I can't remember if I mentioned this, but I want to make future versions
> >of Pd allow users to rename built-in objects via the command line so that
> >you could run "pd -rename value sauerbraten" and then load a "value"
> >external without incident.
> > 
> >
> >
> but wont this make patches much much less portable?  if you get used to 
> using these flags, in order to tell someone else how to use your patch 
> not only will you have to have a list of which externals you use, but 
> also which individual objects you subsitute out on the command line.  
> chances are it will come up that you wont be able to run patches 
> designed by two different people (who have different substitution flags) 
> at the same time in the same instance of pd.
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