[PD] "get" method for Pd

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Mon Nov 21 23:13:01 CET 2011

Le 2011-11-21 à 22:15:00, IOhannes m zmoelnig a écrit :

> however, i think that the "prefix" functionality of [receives] (which is 
> very present, being the 1st argument) is a bit confusing in this 
> context. for me, the name [receives] would be great, if you could use it 
> without having to the prefix (and no, i don't think that using 
> [loadbang]->[foo bar(" is a proper replacement, nor [recevies, foo bar])

the working syntax is [receives, list foo bar], because it takes a 
list-message, not a anything.

I'll let you explain what is a « proper replacement ».

Oh yeah, another thing that I hadn't noticed at first. Actually, I had 
assumed that [multireceive] was doing something interesting. What I said 
about using it in place of [receives] is actually wrong : in my 
abstractions, I just can't use [multireceive] at all for managing gui 
objects, because it doesn't have an outlet for telling me which thing just 
got modified !

Actually, I have no idea why [multireceive] exists the way it is. I can 
hardly think of a use for it, when it doesn't allow to distinguish between 

Look at the example at the top-left of receives-help.html : you can't do 
that with a (single) [multireceive] !

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