Between that and some basic "print to a named receive destination", you ought to have a pretty good start. If you want to actually monitor your patch for debugging purposes, then have you looked at watchpoints and the debug window?
Thanks for the help guys, the purpose of this is not for debugging so that rules out the watchpoints option. Basically I am interfacing with a bluetooth device and before I can do this I am having to print all of the named ports so i can select one. The ports are being printed into the max print window and it would be nice to have them printed into the main patch, especially when I come to converting the patch into a freestanding application.