[PD] [Pd] Writing subpatch contents, was Re: [Csnd] Writing subpatch contents

Chuckk Hubbard badmuthahubbard at gmail.com
Thu Nov 22 11:30:10 CET 2007

On Nov 22, 2007 11:58 AM, Frank Barknecht <fbar at footils.org> wrote:
> Hallo,
> I would indeed use abstractions for this. They can be saved with Ctrl-S,
> which is easier than your subpatch saving, which seems overcomplicated
> to me. But of course to each his own. ;)

To save all 8 automatically with one button would then involve sending
[key] messages to all of them for Ctl-S, no?
To have 8 abstractions that reside in the program and save to separate
files to be loaded again on cue would take exactly the same amount of
work as using 8 subpatches, if I'm not mistaken.
Otherwise I guess I could delete the 8 abstractions every time I
wanted to work on a different piece, and create 8 more for the new
piece.  As far as I can tell that requires at least editmode 1, a
mouse sweep to select the 8, then sending a backspace key message,
then 8 messages to create 8 objects for the new abstractions; and if
the abstractions don't already exist, I still have to use textfile to
create them.

As it is all I do is type the name of the score and hit load.  The 8
subpatches are automatically filled.  When I hit save, they are
rewritten.  If I save a new piece, 8 new files are created in a
special folder with the name of the piece + instrument number, and
written from the subpatches.

I am experiencing frequent crashes since setting this up, not sure
where they come from.  MUST be fixed, as I have already lost small
bits of work as a result...  More later.


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