[PD] send messages to different abs with the same name

Roman Haefeli reduzierer at yahoo.de
Tue Dec 14 11:26:51 CET 2004

yeah, frank. many thanks!!!
i can solve my problem using [pd $0-name]. did'nt think about that.
great! it's so simple.  :)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Frank Barknecht" <fbar at footils.org>
To: "post pd-msg" <pd-list at iem.kug.ac.at>
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 2:23 AM
Subject: Re: [PD] send messages to different abs with the same name

> Hallo,
> Roman Haefeli hat gesagt: // Roman Haefeli wrote:
> > in order to create an abstraction with maximum flexibility, i'd like
> > realize it kind of dynamical, which means it uses arguments to
> > further abstractions in itself. this new abs also create new objects
> > theirself out of the arguments given from the 'parent' abstraction.
> > create objs dynamically, you send  messages to 'pd-yourabs.pd'. the
> > problem i have now is, i cannot adress different abs with different
> > arguments but the same name.
> > i can't figure out a way to solve this. is it impossible to send
msgs to
> > different windows with the same name? a $0-feature for abs-name
would be
> > nice......so an abstraction could at least send msgs to itself.
> > other suggestions?
> I'm not sure, if I understand your problem, can you illustrate, what
> you want to do with some patches? I read it, that you want to have
> soemthing like [pd $0-name] for an abstraction [$0-abs], right? As
> nothing is known about $0 except that it is a number unique to an
> abstraction, you cannot use this unknown number in a filename in
> advance.
> If you want to reuse abstractions, you have to handle the variable
> part inside of the abstraction's arguments. You can pass $0 in
> abstraction arguments, if that helps in your case.
> Ciao
> --
>  Frank Barknecht                               _ ______footils.org__
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