[PD] "get" method for Pd

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Fri Nov 18 19:16:44 CET 2011

Le 2011-11-18 à 09:43:00, Chris McCormick a écrit :

> I think DesireData had a facility for receiving error messages back into 
> the patch.

It had only something to trap all console-messages («posts») during the 
time it takes to handle a pd-message. You send a message through it, and 
the console-messages are trapped until the message «returns» (end of 
message-handling, not counting any [delay]ed things).


It can be nested : you can have an [unpost] in the main patch and have it 
send stuff to an abstraction that also uses [unpost], for example, and 
posts will be sent to only one [unpost], the latest one still active.

I also thought there would be something specifically for errors, but kept 
it for the future.

I had plans for a different error-messaging system because [unpost]-like 
solutions need parsing error messages. I thought of future error messages 
being regular pd messages so that you can use [route] to pick up error 
categories by selector. That would have been much closer to try/catch or 
begin/rescue in other languages (while not actually implementing the part 
that makes it hard to implement).

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