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Documentation: [thispatcher] reference

July 10, 2008 | 8:08 am

Another comment about the documentation in Max5: there are no
informations about [thispatcher] messages like clean, write, patcher,
dispose, loadbang, etc. (not speaking about topmost – thanks John!).
The .maxhelp is much moe complete than its reference file!

Interestingly, the contectual menu assistance shows, like in Max4,
only 3 available messages: anything, end and savewindow. Which are of
course the only one described in the reference.

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Patrick Delges

Centre de Recherches et de Formation Musicales de Wallonie asbl

http://www.crfmw.be/max


July 10, 2008 | 8:52 am

Those are actually messages to the >>patcher< < inside of the bpatcher object. Check out the patcher refpage for more info.

jb


July 10, 2008 | 9:43 am

On 10 juil. 08, at 10:52, Jeremy Bernstein wrote:

> Those are actually messages to the >>patcher< < inside of the
> bpatcher object. Check out the patcher refpage for more info.

Thanks Jeremy, but those are messages I can see in
thispatcher.maxhelp, and I use them with [thispatcher] since ages. I
can’t see anything about dispose, dirty, etc. in [patcher]‘s ref
neither.
If you search for dispose in Max5′s documentation, it will indeed
return the [thispatcher] help file, but you won’t find anything about
dispose until you open the .xml source to discover dispose in a
tag.

What about my recent previous message about #0 in the documentation?
Max5′s documentation system seems so strange to me…

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Patrick Delges

Centre de Recherches et de Formation Musicales de Wallonie asbl

http://www.crfmw.be/max


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