[PD] Get name of patch from within the patch
ico at vt.edu
Tue Mar 4 19:15:14 CET 2014
...and [patch_name] external (again pd-l2ork only) that outputs the
filepath out of the left outlet and the patch filename out of the right
On Mar 4, 2014 12:47 PM, "Jonathan Wilkes" <jancsika at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On 03/04/2014 03:00 AM, Kaj Ailomaa wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 4, 2014, at 02:54 AM, Chris McCormick wrote:
>>> 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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