[PD] "get" method for Pd

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Fri Nov 18 03:18:27 CET 2011

On Nov 17, 2011, at 8:43 PM, Chris McCormick wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 12:45:57PM -0800, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:
>> Hm, how about this:
>> [info symbol]
>> where symbol is "pd" for pd, an array name, subpatch or abstraction name, the receive symbol of an iemgui, 
>> or no args for "this canvas"
>> the only inlet takes:
>> "get attribute" to output an "attribute value(s)" message
>> "get" to get a sequence of all "attribute value(s)" messages
>> "symbol receive-symbol" to set a new receive symbol
>> pointer to set it to query a scalarpointer-to-head-of-list to query a particular canvas
>> It might be too complex with that many disparate classes, but it sure would 
>> simplify the process of getting pure data :)
> I think DesireData had a facility for receiving error messages back into the patch. While we are thinking about this type of thing, what about [info errors] or [info console] which outputs everything that goes to console or all errors generated by Pd?

This should really just be a standalone object, something like [stdout] and [stderr] with an outlet.



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