Two-way number conversion


    Oct 23 2012 | 2:20 pm
    Hello all! I'm new here to the forum, and something's been bugging me which I can't figure out.
    I've made a patch which coverts a number (in flonum) to a different unit of measurement. So I essentially have two flonum boxes which say
    FLONUM degrees C = FLONUM degrees F
    Question is, what can I do to the patch to make it backwards compatible? As in, so when I modify the value of 'degrees F' it changes the 'degrees C' flonum without creating a loop and stack error? Anything which does not require extra Max externals would be great!
    Thanks :)

    • Oct 23 2012 | 2:27 pm
      I don't believe that you'll be able to get away with using not extra Max objects at all, but have you taken a look at the "set" message?
    • Oct 23 2012 | 2:33 pm
      I didn't consider that. What would it allow the patch routing to do?
    • Oct 23 2012 | 3:29 pm
      As the refpage says, it sets a value without causing output, which is how you avoid stack overflows
    • Oct 24 2012 | 4:33 am
      that´s a cool definition of "backwards compatible".