[PD] Get list of a the arguments of a patch without using any external?

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 31 06:57:20 CEST 2011

--- On Thu, 3/31/11, Mathieu Bouchard <matju at artengine.ca> wrote:

> From: Mathieu Bouchard <matju at artengine.ca>
> Subject: Re: [PD] Get list of a the arguments of a patch without using any external?
> To: "Jonathan Wilkes" <jancsika at yahoo.com>
> Cc: pd-list at iem.at
> Date: Thursday, March 31, 2011, 3:40 AM
> On Mon, 7 Mar 2011, Jonathan Wilkes
> wrote:
> > I know, but I think your suggestion is cleaner-- you
> can get then number of args by [$@(--[list length] so $#
> isn't needed, and as you point out, having a way of saying
> "put args from $n and up in this object box" is very
> useful.
> But what would be the syntax for it ?

I don't know. $@-3 = from $3 onward? Or $@3?

> > (Without that, one either has to make the number of
> args static, or use dynamic patching-- i.e., either be less
> flexible or complicated.)
> But dynamic patching does deserve to become easier too, and
> more high-level.

Absolutely.  It's just that $@ was sitting there ready, along with your 
comment, and both are concrete ideas that have concrete benefits so I 
thought it was worth getting it implemented.

> Imagine something like what [#in] or [#out]
> does for loading plugins, except it would be available for
> general use for any purpose whatsoever.

You'll have to walk me through this a bit-- I haven't used those 

> Then imagine other
> things.
> >> PS: the [delwrite~] clear method http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=3170987&group_id=55736&atid=478072
> >> is still assigned to "nobody", because it's
> waiting for any
> >> of the five project admins to click on a button...
> It also
> >> didn't appear on pd-dev at iem.at
> >> either : http://lists.puredata.info/pipermail/pd-dev/2011-02/thread.html
> > 
> > If one of the admins (finally) takes care of that,
> would you consider submitting a patch for $@ with the
> functionality you wrote in the comment?
> It was just a reminder, not a condition.
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