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coll odd bang on read

September 6, 2010 | 9:12 am

Hi,
I have a coll named collData.txt in my patch (with "Save Data with Patcher" selected). If I write collData.txt in my patch folder, opening my patch the coll will bang out of the 3rd outlet despite the fact that there is no explicit read message… If I delete the collData.txt in the patch folder there is no bang. Does coll make a default lookup into the patch folder looking for "its" data? Any similar experience? If so, what about adding this odd "feature" to the help…?
Thanks
Fabio


September 6, 2010 | 10:46 am

coll doesn’t need an explicit read message. It will open a file with the right name it’s located in the search path. If you look in [p file_io] in the help file, you may find something interesting. You should also read the reference (the help files don’t explain all features of an object).

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