[L2Ork-dev] feature request, view object number

Ivica Ico Bukvic ico at vt.edu
Mon May 23 17:03:05 UTC 2016

Thank you for the suggestion. Are you talking about the memory location 
on the glist stack? (e.g. like the one that canvas name has)

On 5/23/2016 8:56 AM, Liam Goodacre wrote:
> What do you think about this for a new L2Ork feature? A new option in 
> the edit menu that places little numbers next to each object on the 
> canvas, according to their creation order. This would be really useful 
> for dynamic patching, ie. if you're trying to connect or delete 
> objects and you need to know their number. It would also fit nicely 
> with the "send to front/back" feature that you've already made.
> A couple of other thoughts:
> 1. It would probably be best if this could only come into effect when 
> edit mode is on, a bit like the little re-size dots in the corner of a 
> "bang". It's probably also best if it's an additional option rather 
> than contiguous with edit mode, as the numbers might get confusing or 
> annoying in larger patches.
> 2. A further possibility would be to have the same option for 
> connection numbers. This would be immediately useful, as connection 
> order is integral to PD functioning. On the other hand it might also 
> provide less incentive to use trigger, and hence lead to sloppy patching.
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