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ubumenu values and pattrstorage


Jan 22 2007 | 7:01 pm

hi-

it seems that the ubumenu randomly decides what to send as a value to pattrstorage (for xml file) when it is named…sometimes it sends its index and sometimes the evaluated menu item…any thoughts on how to choose one or the other?

best
brian

Jan 22 2007 | 7:31 pm

On 22 janv. 07, at 20:01, Brian_Knoth wrote:

> it seems that the ubumenu randomly decides what to send as a value
> to pattrstorage (for xml file) when it is named…sometimes it
> sends its index and sometimes the evaluated menu item…any
> thoughts on how to choose one or the other?

The reference manual says:
The word pattrmode, followed by a 0 or 1, sets the method used by the
ubumenu object to report its internal state to the pattr object. When
the
argument is 0 (default), the ubumenu reports its internal state by
number
(e.g. item 3 of the list of items). When the argument is 1, the ubumenu
reports its internal state by symbol (e.g. item ‘carrots’ of the list
of items).

Cheers,
ej

Jan 22 2007 | 7:51 pm

sorry, should have looked.

thanks much,

b

Jan 22 2007 | 8:00 pm

On 22-janv.-07, at 20:31, Emmanuel Jourdan wrote:

> On 22 janv. 07, at 20:01, Brian_Knoth wrote:
>
>> it seems that the ubumenu randomly decides what to send as a value to
>> pattrstorage (for xml file) when it is named…sometimes it sends its
>> index and sometimes the evaluated menu item…any thoughts on how to
>> choose one or the other?
>
> The reference manual says:
> The word pattrmode, followed by a 0 or 1, sets the method used by the
> ubumenu object to report its internal state to the pattr object. When
> the
> argument is 0 (default), the ubumenu reports its internal state by
> number
> (e.g. item 3 of the list of items). When the argument is 1, the ubumenu
> reports its internal state by symbol (e.g. item ‘carrots’ of the list
> of items).

But without sending any "pattrmode" message, [ubumenu]’s behavior is
indeed not consistent. I’d prefer a stable default value. Unfortunately
I couldn’t find a repeatable procedure to show this.

p


f.e
Jan 23 2007 | 10:31 am

Emmanuel, is this new in 4.6 ? because i could not find it in 4.5.7…

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Emmanuel Jourdan wrote:
> On 22 janv. 07, at 20:01, Brian_Knoth wrote:
>
>> it seems that the ubumenu randomly decides what to send as a value to
>> pattrstorage (for xml file) when it is named…sometimes it sends its
>> index and sometimes the evaluated menu item…any thoughts on how to
>> choose one or the other?
>
> The reference manual says:
> The word pattrmode, followed by a 0 or 1, sets the method used by the
> ubumenu object to report its internal state to the pattr object. When the
> argument is 0 (default), the ubumenu reports its internal state by number
> (e.g. item 3 of the list of items). When the argument is 1, the ubumenu
> reports its internal state by symbol (e.g. item ‘carrots’ of the list
> of items).
>
> Cheers,
> ej
>


f.e
Jan 23 2007 | 10:33 am

Forget it, sorry for the noise. Not in the help file but p365 of the manual.

f.e

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> >>>>>> http://www.personal-computer-music.com
> >>>>>> |sublime music for a desperate people|

Patrick Delges wrote:
>
> On 22-janv.-07, at 20:31, Emmanuel Jourdan wrote:
>
>> On 22 janv. 07, at 20:01, Brian_Knoth wrote:
>>
>>> it seems that the ubumenu randomly decides what to send as a value
>>> to pattrstorage (for xml file) when it is named…sometimes it sends
>>> its index and sometimes the evaluated menu item…any thoughts on
>>> how to choose one or the other?
>>
>> The reference manual says:
>> The word pattrmode, followed by a 0 or 1, sets the method used by the
>> ubumenu object to report its internal state to the pattr object. When
>> the
>> argument is 0 (default), the ubumenu reports its internal state by
>> number
>> (e.g. item 3 of the list of items). When the argument is 1, the ubumenu
>> reports its internal state by symbol (e.g. item ‘carrots’ of the list
>> of items).
>
> But without sending any "pattrmode" message, [ubumenu]’s behavior is
> indeed not consistent. I’d prefer a stable default value.
> Unfortunately I couldn’t find a repeatable procedure to show this.
>
> p
>
>

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