[PD] Pd Development "Reverse Kickstarter"
claude at mathr.co.uk
Tue May 14 16:34:07 CEST 2013
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On 14/05/13 08:47, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
> On 2013-05-13 23:26, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:
>> * adding a function to make it easy to parse comma-separated
>> A_GIMME args to an object as named args.
> personally i would go for something much simpler when using
> it all boils down to sending initialization messages to an object
> right after it was created.
> the nice thing about this is, that it doesn't require *any* changes
> on the object's side in order to be able to use it out of the box
> in *most* cases.
Yes, I really like this syntax and having it as standard would be
really very nice.
> i've been thinking about implementing this for some time now
> (though i never found any time to do it)...i just wanted to through
> it into discussion before there are several competing uses of
> comma-separated A_GIMME args.
GridFlow has this syntax already for all its C++ classes (not sure
about [#expr], actually), and maybe the [args] object in GridFlow
supports it too for abstractions:
[object some arguments, message to object, another message]
However, this will conflict with:
[lexpr] (expr that can change expression on the fly; pdlua example)
I think it would be best if typed creators and A_GIMME supported it
(so most classes would get this bonus feature automatically), if you
need the commas explicitly as arguments then perhaps A_GIMME_MORE
could be defined with the current behaviour, so fixing externals that
need it (a tiny minority?) would be a 5-character change.
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