[PD] $1 inside a message is not saving data ?

Ivica Ico Bukvic ico at vt.edu
Sun Oct 6 20:34:21 CEST 2013

> > I found that in PD-extended 42.5  - the $1 inside  a message is not saving
> data. Is it a bug ? see patch below.
> no, it's expected behaviour and has been like this since forever.
> a $arg in a messagebox will always be replaced according to the incoming
> message. it doesn't have a memory.


A programming language is a lot about being consistent, and as such it seems logical that a msg should retain its last known state, so that when receiving a bang it would output its last stored values. msg certainly stores the remainder of a non $arg list (if any) and even saves it with the patch, so I would argue that it very much has a kind of "memory" that can be altered with [set{.

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