[PD] $0 in messages (was: Re: difference send and using msg with "; ")

marius schebella marius.schebella at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 20:44:31 CEST 2007

Matteo Sisti Sette wrote:
> The only way of introducing such a facility without breaking 
> backward-compatibility (or is it forward?), would be to introduce a "third" 
> symbol, say "@" (well it should be one that is currently not allowed in 
> messages): @n if used inside a message, would refer to the "$n" of the patch 
> (including @0), and outside a message box, i.e. in an object, it would be a 
> synonim of $n.

yes, for compatibility it is only important, that old patches will still 
run on new versions, but new features don't have to be compatible with 
old versions of pd.
why not use # as in max? @ is already used to access object attributes.

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