bpatcher and thispatcher (feature request?)
Is there any way to talk to a parent patch from a [thispatcher] contained in a [bpatcher]?
I noticed that in the helpfile for the [thispatcher] it states: "See the bpatcher help file for the use of the thispatcher object with bpatchers", but I cannot find what this sentence is referring to :( I was hoping for a bit more insight and some unknown tricks…
Also, I could think of something like sending a message such as "script send parent dirty" to a [thispatcher] sending whatever you would have sent to a normal [thispatcher] in the parent, which is only virtual though, as in, the user does not need to create an actual [thispatcher] in the parent patch. Although, I find the first idea more elegant.
Also, thispatcher should be able to report changes made to the attributes of the patch. This could be done automatic or manual polling perhaps. Again, thinking about bpatchers and GUIs, such a feature would benefit many, I believe. The [thispatcher] outputs a nicely structured hierarchy when getting the window states, but the idea has not been followed through. Again, Im a bit annoyed that not everything I can set through [thispatcher] I can also get!
Hope these ideas will be consered. Thanks
Also, you should be able to set up something in js that reports changes to things like window properties.
Though, there is no way to save the .js file with you patch (as its possible with the [coll] object) for easier distribution? I would find it handy if I could just pop open a [js] object and start scripting without creating clutter of several little .js files (just a little luxury…) :)