[PD] [clone]'s instance number

Christof Ressi christof.ressi at gmx.at
Wed May 11 17:26:21 CEST 2016

There's also a pitfall: additional creation arguments for the cloned abstraction will start with $2.
For example, in [clone 16 my-abstraction 1 5 9] '1' will be parsed as $2, '5' as $3, '9' as $4 etc. 
No problem, if the abstraction was written for being used with [clone], but bad when cloning existing abstractions.

I'm wondering if there could be a way to get the abstraction ID without messing up existing abstractions... Maybe have a dedicated object?

For now, I think it's important to mention the parsing of additional creation arguments in the help file.


> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 11. Mai 2016 um 16:25 Uhr
> Von: "IOhannes m zmoelnig" <zmoelnig at iem.at>
> An: pd-list at lists.iem.at
> Betreff: Re: [PD] [clone]'s instance number
> On 2016-05-11 16:18, Liam Goodacre wrote:
> > Would it be possible to access [clone]'s unique instance number from within the patch, a bit like a creation argument? This could be used to achieve differentiation between the abstractions, ie. if the abstraction contains "tabread4~ $-1.array" and the $-1 is replaced with the instance number, then each instance could read a different file. Of course there are other ways of doing this, but it would be neat to do it with clone, and I'm wondering if there's a way.
> isn't this what $1 is already doing in clone's instances?
> fgasdmr
> IOhannes
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