[PD] Best way to make file paths relative to the parent patch ?
abel.jerome at free.fr
Sat Oct 7 16:33:39 CEST 2017
To explain myself, i have to describe a practical example
- you write an [audio-sampler] abstraction in "abs" directory, which
- you write a "main.pd" patch where you put this abstraction in the
- you want to load the "data/snare.wav" sound file with a message
connected to the abstraction
Result : the context of the abstraction is in "abs" directory, so it
can't find "data/snare.wav" (there is no "abs/data/snare.wav" file),
instead we have to write "../data/snare.wav" relative to the abstraction
and not the parent patch.
A common solution to deal with that is to add [ggee/getdir 1] inside the
abstraction, to get the absolute path of the file starting from the
upper level (parent patch). But if the abstraction is inside another
abstraction, it has to be [ggee/getdir 2] and so on ... But how find
the right depths of the abstraction ? The abstraction doesn't know his
context of use.
I think I will put a [ggee/getdir 10] or greater to be sure to get the
parent patch level, but maybe someone has another solution, a vanilla
Related PR :
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