[PD] Dynamic patching questions

marius schebella marius.schebella at gmail.com
Sun Feb 18 07:55:04 CET 2007

hi alexandre,

if you need a lot of dynamic patching, the object I recommend is [dyn~]. 
if you just want to edit "real" patches, then it is not really possible. 
or at least not without bad hacks.
the use of [namecanvas $0] in this particular way is I think not 
possible, because $0 will be substituted by a number and you cannot use 
numbers for namecanvas names.
but [namecanvas $0-] should work and I already used such construnctions.
try to create the gui objects with all its arguments. documentation 
about how to create arguments is not easy to find, but exists. maybe 
search the archieves.


Alexandre Quessy wrote:
> Hi,
> A few questions regarding dynamic patching using only Pd messages (or
> internals) :
> 1) Is it possible to delete and disconnect objects without clearing
> the whole canvas ?
> 2) Is it ok to create GUI objects with not even half the arguments it
> could take ? Pd seems to be likely to crash when we create GUI objects
> using a message with the atom "empty" in it.
> 3) Is the use of [namecanvas $0] recommended or totally deprecated ?
> 4) Where can I find an abstraction or object to convert any familiar
> representation of colors to the Tk colors (or whatever is used for GUI
> objects) ?
> Thanks !

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