[PD] "get" method for Pd

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 17 22:54:36 CET 2011

----- Original Message -----
> From: Mike Moser-Booth <mmoserbooth at gmail.com>
> To: Jonathan Wilkes <jancsika at yahoo.com>
> Cc: pd-list <pd-list at iem.at>
> Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 4:34 PM
> Subject: Re: [PD] "get" method for Pd
> Would the device names and numbers from the Audio and MIDI settings be
> considered "gettable Pd attributes"?

They certainly are.  However-- like canvas coords-- what's the best format 
to get them in?  If you separate them out into individual "attribute value" 
messages they may be much easier to read and figure out, but a single 
"attribute value(s)" message is easier to unpack/change/repack.  Then 
again, a single "attribute value(s)" message with lots of cryptic numeric 
values is difficult to read-- just think about all the questions to the list about 
what all the args for an iemgui mean, or donecanvasdialog, etc...


> If so, that would be awesome.
> .mmb
> On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 8:43 PM, Jonathan Wilkes <jancsika at yahoo.com> 
> wrote:
>>  I made a patch awhile back that added a "get" method to pd:
>>  [; pd get version rcv-name( sends "version $major $minor 
> $bugfix"  to rcv-name
>>  [; pd get dsp rcv-name( sends "dsp $status" to rcv-name
>>  [; pd get * rcv-name( sends a sequence of all query-able "attribute 
> values" to rcv-name
>>  leaving off rcv-name will send the output to the Pd console
>>  [; pd get( is synonymous with [; pd get *(
>>  I remembered the patch when trying to generate crash logs for about.pd in 
> the other thread--
>>  if Pd has a "get" method then about.pd doesn't need to rely 
> on externals (well, aside from
>>  pddplink for the links).
>>  Are there Pd attributes other than version and dsp status that would be 
> nice to make "gettable"?
>>  -Jonathan
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