[PD] dynamic patching woes...

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at stackingdwarves.net
Fri Jun 22 21:17:11 CEST 2012

On 06/22/2012 08:39 PM, IOhannes zmölnig wrote:
> On 06/22/2012 07:48 PM, Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:
> i can only repeat it:
> dynamic patching is totally overestimated.
> Pd is not made for it (it merely allows it).
> it seems like many new users go directly into dynamic-patching hell,
> because having multiple instances of objects is so easy in other
> languages. this is simply not the case with Pd, but once newbies
> complain about it, they are usually told that their problem is solvable
> with dynamic patching.
> while this is true, it also remains true that Pd is simply bad at this.
> ah yes: and dynamic patching can be fun.
> gmadsr
> IOhannes
> [*] with "sane" i mean: i haven't seen any non-trivial patch that is
> maintainable and uses dynamic patching. "trivial" patches would include
> things like your own [trigger] implementation: a utility object that
> does a very simple thing and makes live a lot easier. you (or at least:
> I) don't want to have part of your business-logic depend on dynamic
> patching.

thanks, that's exactly the kind of information i was looking for :-D

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