[PD] shouldn't message boxes work as gui elements?

Andrew Faraday jbturgid at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 8 18:33:35 CET 2010

I've often wondered of message boxes, why they don't have some form of GUI to indicate when they're triggered (like the bang object). 
Sorry, this is an asside but I would like to know why.

> Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 18:25:18 +0100
> From: matteosistisette at gmail.com
> To: pd-list at iem.at
> Subject: [PD] shouldn't message boxes work as gui elements?
> Hi,
> I don't know if this is already being addressed in the rewrite-gui 
> version...
> I've always wondered why message boxes are not treated as gui elements, 
> like number and symbol boxes, that is:
> - they do not graph on parent
> - they do not have a properties dialog with at least a send and receive 
> symbol
> Is there some particular reason why it has been decided not to treat (or 
> allow treating) message boxes as gui elements, or is it simply that it 
> has never been felt as a priority to implement this feature? I mean, 
> would it imply any drawback?
> -- 
> Matteo Sisti Sette
> matteosistisette at gmail.com
> http://www.matteosistisette.com
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