Why is getvalueof() called multiple times for each call to notifyclients()?

    Mar 09 2012 | 1:46 pm
    I've got a js object that holds an array and defines getvalueof() and setvalueof() so I can persist to a pattr.
    It works. No problem, but I noticed that when I call notifyclients() my getvalueof() method is called multiple times. I'm not sure why.
    inlets = 1; outlets = 1;
    var saved_data = [];
    function list(a) { saved_data.push( a ); notifyclients(); outlet(0, a); }
    function showall() { for (var i in saved_data) { post(saved_data[i] + "n"); } }
    function clear() { saved_data = []; notifyclients(); }
    function getvalueof() { post("Saving.n"); return saved_data }
    function setvalueof() { post("Restoring.n"); restored_data = arrayfromargs(arguments); saved_data = restored_data; post("Restored.n"); }
    Here's a simple patch illustrating the behavior:
    It's really bugging me. I can't tell if this is normal of if I'm missing some poor patching I did somewhere.
    When I click on one of the numeric messages to be stored, getvalueof() is called 3 times?!
    I must be doing something wrong. Opinions?

    • Mar 10 2012 | 10:25 pm
      I don't think you're doing anything wrong, I think that's just the way it is. I'd love to know why, though.
    • Mar 12 2012 | 1:17 am
      Not exactly solving the mystery, but I'm glad I'm not the only one experiencing it. Thanks for the responses!