[PD] a method for a subpatch to determine the name of its parent patch

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Wed May 22 05:14:53 CEST 2013

There's [canvasinfo] in Pd-l2ork.  You can use it to return either the filename of the parent or the symbol associated with the canvas, both of which can be used as receivers.

In Pd-extended there is also [iemguts/canvasname] (at least I think that's the name).


 From: Samuel Burt <composer.samuel.burt at gmail.com>
To: pd-list at iem.at 
Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 4:41 PM
Subject: [PD] a method for a subpatch to determine the name of its parent patch

Friends, please, assist me with a question.

I want to have a subpatch refer to the name of its parent patch.

The subpatch will be a gop object that can be dropped into parent patches of varying names. The subpatch will have a list of gop abstractions that can be automatically created in a parent patch. How can I get the name of the parent patch from the subpatch for the subsequent [send]?

I have tried [parentdollarzero]. Does it just generate the random number associated with the parent? This is what it looks like to me. Can this number be used with my dynamic patching [send] in a way of which I am not aware? 

On another message board, someone recommended [gf/canvas_*], but I don't have gridflow working nor do I want to include it because I am doing this programming for someone else.

Do any of you have solutions for me? I would greatly appreciate advice!


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