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pattrstorage subscribe and active system

Apr 05 2011 | 11:11 am

Dear Maxers,

Following this post hanging without any answer, I am working on a workaround to obtain a certain modularity in the use of the pattr system.

Pursuing this goal, I came on a question/feature request and a strangeness with the pattrstorage object.

Maybe you (skilled Maxers or Max developers) will be able to help me…

First, I was wondering if there is a way to de-activate all subpatches/abstractions containing pattr-aware objects in a main top-level pattrstorage. Ideally, a "de-activate by default" option would be nice but I could use a message too.

Then, the strangeness…
When you have 2 times the same abstraction (including a pattr-aware object) loaded in a top-level patcher and put a pattstorage in this top-level patcher and put it in subscribe mode.
Then, a message active name-of-the-abstraction 1/0 will activate/deactivate the first instance of this abstraction (which is kind of logical considering that Max automatically rename the second instance with something like name-of-the-abstraction[1]). But a message subscribe name-of-the-abstraction will register both instances !

To illustrate, here are some patches :

Save this patch as Visible

-- Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. --

Save this patch as Invisible

-- Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. --

Put them in your path and create this top-level patcher :

-- Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. --

Thank you for any enlightening

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