[PD] Get name of patch from within the patch

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 4 18:45:01 CET 2014

On 03/04/2014 03:00 AM, Kaj Ailomaa wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 4, 2014, at 02:54 AM, Chris McCormick wrote:
>> Hello,
>> On 03/03/14 21:55, Kaj Ailomaa wrote:
>>> Hi. I've been googling a bit and looking through the library of objects
>>> that comes with pd-extended, but can't seem to find a way to get the
>>> name of the patch from within the patch. Anyone know of a nice method to
>>> do this?
>> I would use [namecanvas] for this. For example you could have an object
>> like [namecanvas $0-mypatch] and then you can send messages to the patch
>> using e.g. [s $0-mypatch].
> Thanks, but this won't work for me, as the name has to be the actual
> patch name.
> I've understood that there might be a fix in the svn version of
> [canvasname], apart of iemguts, which would allow getting the name of
> the top level patch.
> The reason I had for this is I wanted to have uniquely named patches
> that have a common save mechanism, which looks up the savefile based on
> the unique patch name.
> I was always going to create these uniquely named patches in another top
> level patch, so I can get around this problems by adding an argument for
> the patch, which is the same as the patchname, and let the save
> mechanism look up the filename that way.
> I initially would have wanted the uniquely named patch to be able to be
> opened as is, but that's not a major problem.

Currently I think the only way to do this is [filename(---[canvasinfo], 
which is only in Pd-l2ork.


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