bpatcher's inspector recollection


    Sep 09 2007 | 9:22 am
    hi is there a way to have a bpatcher (object) remember the name of the bpatcher (patch) when this patch is not in the searchpath???
    __exemple: a friend sends me his patch - which uses bpatchers - but forgets to include the bpatcher's sub-patches. Or even more frequent, he sends the patch (as text), knows i have the sub-patches (but they are not in the generic max searchpath)
    when i open such a patch i can see (or not see!!) the missing bpatcher's sub-patches but have no way to know the name of the missing bpatcher's sub-patch
    __it would be nice if the inspector could keep the name of the missing sub-patch
    __on the same note, when loading a patch with a missing sub-patcher (inculded in a bpatcher) an error/warning message in the max window would be handy
    Or there is a way to have those??
    thanks
    kasper -- Kasper T. Toeplitz noise, composition, bass, computer http://www.sleazeArt.com

    • Sep 09 2007 | 9:34 am
      oh, it's even worse:
      since yesterday I am trying to debug a friend's patch (sending back-forth new versions, by email)
      all things concerning his patch are in a separate folder (debug-folder), NOT in my max searchpath.
      when he sends me a new version (as text) and i copy this text from his email into max with "new from clipboard", it loses all trace (recollection) of the bpatcher's sub-patches to search; that is even when i save that patch in "debug-folder" and re-open it.
      the only way is to copy the text from the mail, save the text (with BBEdit in my case) in the "debug-folder", and then ONLY open it as a max patch....
      hummmmm, in those days of "new from clipboard" it does not seem very practical....
      best
      kasper
      > >is there a way to have a bpatcher (object) remember the name of the >bpatcher (patch) when this patch is not in the searchpath??? > >__exemple: a friend sends me his patch - which uses bpatchers - but >forgets to include the bpatcher's sub-patches. Or even more >frequent, he sends the patch (as text), knows i have the sub-patches >(but they are not in the generic max searchpath) > >when i open such a patch i can see (or not see!!) the missing >bpatcher's sub-patches but have no way to know the name of the >missing bpatcher's sub-patch > > >__it would be nice if the inspector could keep the name of the >missing sub-patch > >__on the same note, when loading a patch with a missing sub-patcher >(inculded in a bpatcher) an error/warning message in the max window >would be handy > >Or there is a way to have those??