[PD] The parent patch file name... state saving

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Tue Sep 6 16:09:24 CEST 2005

Frank Barknecht hat gesagt: // Frank Barknecht wrote:

> Thomas O Fredericks hat gesagt: // Thomas O Fredericks wrote:
> > I use a lot of VST~ and make custom programming for one shot 
> > installations. I want PD to remember what vsts I loaded and what program 
> > number was last selected. They have to be loaded as if they were actual 
> > PD objects. Automatic loading of a default state file just makes life 
> > simpler. 
> Well, why not just use a [loadbang] to load the state file. 

Ah, sorry, I now see how this is related to your original question,
where you wanted to save and reload using the name of the *parent*

I see no other solution to that than to use "getdir" in the parent
patch and pass that to the child through a message or as argument. The
parent knows it's name, either by "getdir" or by hardcoding, so this
should work.

However I still think, that relating patch filenames to state files is
not The Right Thing, to me it just feels wrong. But I had this
argument with Ben Bogart several times (remember, Ben?), so I can
understand that people want to do it. I just think it's wrong. ;)

 Frank Barknecht                 _ ______footils.org_ __goto10.org__

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