[PD] here I go again..dynamic abstractions

Georg Werner georg at fricklr.de
Sun Feb 8 15:14:08 CET 2009


i mean message boxes. i think there is the misunderstanding. you dont
send $1 as a message, too. not as message nor creation argument.
its an expanded string inside an object or when it leaves a messagebox.

IOhannes m zmoelnig schrieb:
> On Fri, Feb 06, 2009 at 11:08:05PM +0100, Georg Werner wrote:
>> hi,
>> can somebody explain why there is a "3rd rule of $-expansion: 'there is 
>> no $0 in message-boxes'".
>> i stumble every now and then about it and it is IMHO not 
>> self-explanatory. it is not hard to implement and wouldn't make problems 
>> with existing patches - because $0 is never used in messages. and would 
>> make things easier not only for beginners.
> please explain what "$0 in messages" would mean to you.
> (note that i say "message" not "message-box" here).
> if a message is just a context-free .. message, then it cannot have a notion of $0.
> a message-box is just a way to write down a message.
> mga.sdr
> IOhannes
>> just my 2 cents.

More information about the Pd-list mailing list