[PD] slowly load a pd-patches/abs without dropouts

Thomas Grill gr at grrrr.org
Sat Jan 20 15:34:35 CET 2007

Am 20.01.2007 um 13:33 schrieb Tim Blechmann:

>> i'd like to open patches or dynamically create abstractions during a
>> performance
>> without having dropouts. that's why i'm trying to build a system that
>> slowly
>> loads a patch.
>> instead [; pd open patch-name.pd path( or [; pd-subpatchname obj  
>> 10 10
>> abstraction-name args( it reads the patch with [textfile] and creates
>> the objects
>> slowly line by line.
> thomas grill's dyn~ external is supposed to load objects similarly
> (actually, i'm not up to date, if he only had the idea, or if he
> actually implemented this ...

i had the idea, but you know that it's actually impossible without  
changing the pd core.
dyn~ currently uses pd functions which means that it can't avoid  
clicks when loading.
Parsing and loading a pd patcher file line by line won't really help  
when there are large abstractions in it... you will have to  
recursively parse these too, otherwise pd will load them as large  
single chunks.


Thomas Grill

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