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set coll name?


MIB
November 22, 2010 | 2:45 am

I know I can refer an unnamed coll to a named coll. But is there a way to actually "name" a coll dynamically (something like "set myNewName")?

My situation is this: I have an abstraction that collects a bunch of data into a coll. I then want to display it with jit.cellblock. No problem (refer again). I want to be able to have several instances of those abstractions running at any given time and therefor would need different coll names in each.
I know that I could do [coll #0_reference 1], but then I need to store and send out the unique name each time. I would much rather use patcherargs to let the user choose the coll name.

Hope I am making sense here… any suggestions?


November 23, 2010 | 12:46 am

Hi,

I came up with a potential solution using js. I am very new to js, so it may not be the best way to do it, but it seems to work.

Hopefully it helps,
Eric

Attachments:
  1. collnamer.zip

November 23, 2010 | 2:15 am

Sorry, did you mean that you wanted to have data remain in the coll when being renamed? If so, then my solution is not much of a solution…


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