[PD] capture cosole output

marius schebella marius.schebella at gmail.com
Tue May 20 15:28:31 CEST 2008

would it be possible with the current pd version to write an additional 
object like the max [error] that outputs all error messages on an outlet 
when turned on (message 1)?
or does this also need the hook you were talking about.

IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
> João Pais wrote:
>> Hi.
>> Does this interest anyone? Does anyone want to have a go at it? Afaik  
>> there's no object that can do this.
> there have been numerous attempts and solutions to this problem.
> including using netsend to pipe the stderr back into Pd, adding hooks to 
> register new post()-backends (which could be the message-output of an 
> object),...
> the latter requires a patched Pd-version (the patch exists in the 
> patchtracker, afaik) but miller never fully accepted it into the main 
> source-tree (though part of it: the embedded pd-console is part of it; 
> and the ability to choose between stderr and pd-console)
> the former does not require such, but is less efficient (but then: it 
> also grabs errors that are not "post"ed but thrown e.g. by ioctl's)
> just search the list archives for "capture console output" :-)
> mfgasdr
> IOhannes
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