[PD] clearing a subpatch on exit?

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Tue Nov 8 21:44:23 CET 2005

This message should do it, if run from another patch:
|;                 /
|pd-JI.pd clear;   |
|pd-JI.pd menuclose\


On Nov 8, 2005, at 1:18 PM, Chuckk Hubbard wrote:

> I still have the same problem with my presets- the subpatch wherein I  
> write them saves its contents, which include a 12,000-element array  
> per preset, and when I reopen my main patch, PD doesn't read the whole  
> thing.  It doesn't reach the length I've been told PD patches can be,  
> but somehow it doesn't read to the end of the patch, and none of the  
> connections on the main page show up, among other things.  If I open  
> in a text editor and delete all the scalars in that canvas, it works  
> fine.
>  Is it possible to execute a command when a window closes?  Say, to  
> send ";pd-presetmemory clear" when JI.pd is told to close?
>  I tried [loadbang]---[;pd-presetmemory clear( but, even though that  
> command showed up before the presetmemory canvas in the file, it never  
> reaches that point on load.
>  I have a button for manually clearing pd presetmemory, but I don't  
> always hit it before I close.
>  Thanks.
>  -Chuckk
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