scaffolding with [print ]

Jul 17, 2009 at 10:44am

scaffolding with [print ]

[print ] is still kind of 1994 and unless i am wrong, which happens a lot, max5 doesn’t seem to have any sexy new [groovyprintwithmanymoreoptions ] object. Is there no clear, easy way to combine a bunch of scaffolding into on line (per bang)… without having to pack it into a list, then label the list with fake non changing elements and then redo the whole thing each time you add something you wanna peak at?

like

[pack 0 foo: 0 foo2: 1.0 foo3: abc ]
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[print ]

I find this hard to update (counting the inlets and trying to remember which ones to use and which to ignore).
I want my max window to just print all my junk one line per bang like

event: 1, pitch: 189.176Hz, filterbank: 1, yo_mamma: yeah, etc: 1 etc: 0
event: 2, pitch: 181.011Hz, filterbank: 2, yo_mamma: no, etc: 1 etc: 1

whatever.. you get the idea… like iffin you was pumping out a note list in perl/python/c/whatever…

for debugging & etc. Is even a kludgey python-esque [print, ] to suppress the line feed?

How do folks scaffold in max.. i am asking too much of poor old [print ]?

cheers,

-kp–

Ps. Anyone else have a lot of agony these days searching the forum? or is it just me (mac OS 10.5.7)? Searches are pretty slow in Firefox and on Safari (4.0.2) i get endless javascript error window popups that more or less take control of my browser…

#44763
Jul 17, 2009 at 1:07pm

I agree, it would be nice to have a more user friendly print.
Until then, give sprintf a try.

#161078
Jul 17, 2009 at 1:15pm

Here’s a javascript [print] I wrote where you give as many arguments as you want inlets and it uses these as titles in the max window. Very useful for testing a patch when you don’t want to manually create lots of [print] objects and name them all seperately.

lh

#161079
Jul 17, 2009 at 1:22pm
Anthony Palomba wrote on Fri, 17 July 2009 15:07
I agree, it would be nice to have a more user friendly print.
Until then, give sprintf a try.

you could also have a look to combine, which is a more friendly version of sprintf.

#161080

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