[PD] Pd Development "Reverse Kickstarter"

Ivica Ico Bukvic ico at vt.edu
Wed May 15 21:15:53 CEST 2013

On 05/14/2013 02:49 PM, Miller Puckette wrote:
> Interesting idea.  I agree that a non-lazy dev could just make argument
> strings serve the same function (and sometimes it's good to see all the
> args up front to prevent unnecessary allocations or computation).
> Here's a thing to think about - how could abstractions (as opposed to externs)
> catch and use mesages separated by commas?  There are lots of things
> abstractions can't do cleanly (like have variable numbers of inlets/outlets)
> and perhaps it could be helpful to use after-creation messages somehow for
> this.  (I've always been nervous about the widespread use of self-modifying
> patches to fill this need :)
> cheers
> Miller

This may be a totally stupid idea but here it goes anyhow... What about 
creating a special nlet object that can dynamically change the number of 
nlets (in or out depending on a flag given) and issue command to gop 
object to redraw itself upon update? Doesn't seem to hard to implement 
but it does seem a bit unconventional, if you like...

Ivica Ico Bukvic, D.M.A
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