[PD] [PD-announce] the end of type restrictions
matju at artengine.ca
Sun Jul 22 21:41:02 CEST 2007
On Sun, 22 Jul 2007, Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Actually a thought occured to me: If the arguments of [unpack] should
> not also specify their types, why do we have these arguments at all?
> So instead of [unpack 0 0 0] an [unpack 3] would create an unpack with
> 3 outlets for any kind of atom. But as this of course is damn
> incompatible with old patches, a new class name should be used.
I have no idea why pd is like that, except that it conveniently enlarges
the box as a way to compensate for the problem that the size of the object
box isn't taking the number of in/outlets in advance. (DesireData ensures
that the box is wide enough, by looking at the number of in/outlets)
I agree that changing the behaviour of pd's unpack to be like jmax's, is
going to be damn incompatible.
> A candidate for this would be an "unpack method" for [list] like [list
> unpack 3].
So far I agree about [list unpack 3].
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