[PD] a story for Lists

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 7 11:03:33 CEST 2009

--- On Tue, 4/7/09, Frank Barknecht <fbar at footils.org> wrote:

> From: Frank Barknecht <fbar at footils.org>
> Subject: Re: [PD] a story for Lists
> To: pd-list at iem.at
> Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 8:54 AM
> Hallo,
> Jonathan Wilkes hat gesagt: // Jonathan Wilkes wrote:
> > It wouldn't confuse anyone at all if there were no
> meta-messages.
> Then Pd objects would only be able to handle bang, float,
> list and symbol
> messages (and some selected others like Gem lists) - but no
> "set", "open",
> "read", "reset", "stop",
> "rewind", "start" or any other messages
> to call custom
> methods. Then you'd probably have to add separate
> inlets for each of these and
> that would be even worse. [textfile] would have 9 inlets.
> Good luck with
> memorizing these. 

Oops, there was supposed to be a second part to that, which is a question: So why couldn't meta-messages all be lists, and whatever part of Pd it is that checks for meta-messages just checks the first item of the incoming list for "set", "add2", etc.?


> Ciao
> -- 
> Frank
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