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What I will never understand about poly~

Jul 14 2012 | 12:51 pm

Why doesn’t the poly~ object automatically update the number of ins/outs when the encapsulated patcher is edited?

When I double-click on the poly~ after editing ins/outs, the changes are obviously there – so why do I have to close the original patch, then reopen, to reflect the changes?

I don’t get this. Please tell me I missed something.

Jul 14 2012 | 1:03 pm

it could be that this is intended, because in one point there i a difference
beetween poly~ and other subpatchers such as bpatchers or subpatchers:
the poly object box does not directly reflect a patch loaded from disk into
RAM, but only aliases of it.
or on other words: the poly object box is not representing a certain voice
of the poly.

Jul 14 2012 | 3:58 pm

Could be, but I still don’t understand why an intended user change is not reflected in the poly~ object in most instances.

It should at least be a user selectable choice to make this automatic – if possible.

Jul 14 2012 | 4:17 pm

you´re right, that doesnt explain why it is not implemented as if.

Jul 14 2012 | 8:04 pm

Anyways, you can get the new in/output easier by just reloading the poly patch via deleting the poly~ object and hitting command+z, all the connections also will be intact again.

Jul 14 2012 | 8:40 pm

Ah, thanks!

A very primitive method of working for software in its 6th incarnation, but I’ll take it. :)

Jul 15 2012 | 2:20 am

good idea woyteg

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