[PD] pdmtl abstractions questions and comments

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Tue Jul 3 17:22:50 CEST 2007

Alexandre Quessy wrote:
> Hi,
> Nice conversation. :)
> 2007/7/3, Mathieu Bouchard <matju at artengine.ca>:
>> Here we are talking about class names at pd level. By putting the python
>> class name as a 2nd or 4th element in the objectbox, Pyext bypasses Pd's
>> own class naming mechanisms and also rejects the principle that no matter
>> which language you use to extend pd, you can do essentially the same.
>> Several other things break that principle: e.g. abstractions can't use
>> variable number of arguments in their $-args. Pyext's class naming is
>> another of them.
> Abstractions can't use variable number of arguments in their $-args
> ... unless one uses dollarg from iemlib ! (T. Musil)

or unless you apply my $arg patch to pd (can be found in the
patch-tracker); i thought pd-extended uses that one.


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