i have been building a complicated patch that needs to keep track of all kinds of variables that are added and created by the user dynamically. seems like [coll] is my best option right? i need coll's symbol lookup function.
so now i have built this "wrapper" patch with ins/outs to access and handle the coll data, and of course it contains the coll. i have lots of instances of this patch within my main patch (99 right now and counting), all getting and setting values from this same coll at different times.
the data is all screwy. it's never retained properly. just changing the argument of any wrapper patch changes the coll data back to some previous version. i can't figure it out. whether i use .txts or save the data with the patcher. anybody had similar problems?
btw, i got into max for audio reasons, but now i try to use it for any programming application i can. these things like the always clumsy [coll], just keep Max from blooming into the broader world. for something as fundamental as your database to be SOO sub-par...
sorry to complain, but i guess that's how version changes happen.