[PD] is $0 the same on every load?

Roman Haefeli reduzierer at yahoo.de
Tue Jul 22 22:52:17 CEST 2008

On Tue, 2008-07-22 at 22:37 +0200, Atte André Jensen wrote:
> Hi
> Can I expect $0 to always be the same in a given abstraction every time 
> I load a patch?
> The reason I ask, is I'd like to use $0 as an unique identifier together 
> with sssad...

from my experience: yeah, if you open your patches in the exact same
order, then all $0 are the same.

it is not documented anywhere, how $0 behaves in detail. it might be
possible, that in a future versions of pd it starts counting from
another value than 1000 (which is a pretty arbitrary decision anyway).
DON'T rely on it. also i don't think, that it is a good idea to force
yourself to open your patches always in the same order. your system will
fail, as soon as you edit your patch only in the slightiest way. it is
recommended to do your own counter, that only counts what really needs
to be counted for your state saving.


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