[PD] maximum number of outlets, pd file format

Peter Plessas plessas at mur.at
Tue Jul 28 02:33:47 CEST 2009

Dear list,

i want to create a [readsf~] with 120 audio outlets, and connect them to 
somewhere. I create that very patch in a text editor, since i don't want 
to pull that many patchcords. If i open that patch with pd, it seems to 
load it fine, but if i save the same patch from within pd, the maximum 
number of outlets gets truncated at 64.
While i perfectly understand that no one ever thought about someone 
needing 120 outlets (and yes, there is a reason why i attempt this :-)), 
it seems 2^6 is a limit for pd's patchfile format.

didn't find something in the archives, anyone already had this? Could 
there be a simple change to pd's sources to increase that limit?


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