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Quick and efficient way to differentiate between patch instances?

October 10, 2012 | 1:40 pm

I have multiple instances of a single patch. Is there a way to send and receive messages (preferably wireless) to a specific patch instance without renaming all the receive objects in each patch?

Otherwise a sent message is received by all patch instances.

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The only method I can think of is prepending each message with a number and then using a routing method inside each patch.


October 10, 2012 | 1:56 pm

One way is to use #1. Check the attachment.

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October 10, 2012 | 2:14 pm

That looks promising. I will have to rename all the receive objects then.

This method in combination with a forward object will tidy things up a great deal, thank you.


October 10, 2012 | 3:03 pm

Can anyone explain why option 1 in the patch doesn’t work yet option 2 does?

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It is not terribly important, I’m just curious. I’ll go with option 2 if option 1 isn’t viable.


October 10, 2012 | 3:21 pm

A comma in a message box is equivalent to 2 successive messages. With sprintf you’re not generating 2 messages. See this:

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October 10, 2012 | 4:01 pm

Cool. That’s clear now. Thanks again.


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